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Palani Dhandhayudhapani
Index Author
Invocation Introduction
Supremacy Of Palani Connotation Of Palani
Uniqueness Antiquity
Fame In Bhuloka Muruga Culture And Its Craze
Siva Giri Hill & Legend Archamurti
Mini-Shrines - Aorable Devathas Historicity
Thiru Avaninkudi Perianayaki Temple
Idumban Hill Temple Temples On River Bank
Vaishnavate Temples Vinayaka Temples
Festivals Panchamaritham
Temples Chariot Kavadi
Haulage Winch Sevas - Charges
Temple Timings
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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ANTIQUITY 

AGNI EPISODE 

It happened once the Saptarishis performed a great yagna.  Agni then had the occasion of seeing the Munipatnis closely. And for long, since he was carrying the ablations to the gods. Their sublime charm enkindled love in him. He could not fulfil his lust due to chastity strictly practiced by them. So he was found despaired now and then. Just during this period Swaha, the lovely daughter of Daksha, who was in deep love for Agni contrived a plan to marry him by fulfilling his desire. Accordingly, she assumed the forms of the wives of the Rishis and consorted with Agni, who ignorant of the trick felt elated. 

Except Arunadathi, she took the forms of the six rishipatnis and pleased him, and was pleased too. Every time she consorted with him, she used to keep the seed in a golden receptacle on a white mountain. This happened six times. The child thus born to them was called Skanda, since he came into the world with the seed of Agni and six women. He had six heads and twelve arms, but one neck and a belly. Agni and Swaha later brought up their child. On account of taking birth with the seed of that powerful all consuming Fire god, he was exceptionally strong and invincible. He was chosen as the Army General by Devendra, when he fought against Danavas. He proved a remarkable War-Chief and won every war. Devendra then gave his daughter Devasena to him in marriage.

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Kalidas' Version
Valmiki's Version
Vyasas' Version
Agni Episode
Kritikas Episode...Pg.1
Kritikas...Pg.2
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