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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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KAVADI

It has a long legend and the origin dates back to the subhasamaya of Muruga's stepping foot on this holy Sivagiri. Puranas are replete with elaborate accounts of its beginning, efficacy and several types of it. According to them, the time of Murugan's leaving Kailas strangely coincided with the completion of Agasthya's penance in this place. Deciding to move further down, he bade his as assistant Idumban to follow him carrying both Sivagiri and Satyagiri hills. 

For that mighty giant it was a child's play and did so at once. Tying them to kavadi he started, but he found the Satyagiri hill floating in the air, He placed big boulders' over it to balance, but could not On examination, he found a little urchin who no other than Muruga sitting on Sivagiri. He ordered him to go at once. But the adamancy of Muruga and Idumban's perseverance ended in the death of the latter. Advised by the Agasthya Mahamuni, Murugan besides breathing life into him made him his dwarpalaka with commendable compassion Carrying kavadi began then thus, later it spread to several temples.

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