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  PATTESWARAM - DURGA TEMPLE

The celestial cow Kamadhenu - bestowed of any kind of boon has four venerable daughters, and one among them is called Patti. This divine cow offered ardent prayers to Lord Siva to get over her problems once, and so this place is called Pattisam or Patteswaram. The presiding deities are called Dhenupureeswarar and Mother Gnanambikai. These powerful divinities have been worshipped from Kritayuga onwards. And according to sthalapurana, Sri Rama offered prayers to this Dhenupureeswarar to rid himself off Brahmahatya dosha of killing Ravanabrahma, and his sin vanished by the grate of Lord Siva. Sri Rama then created a pond with his mighty arrow in recompense for the grace he received.

It is a big temple with four tall gopuras and has mini shrines installed with several potent daivams, among them Shanmuga with Valli Devasena is quite grand and is receiving adoration by all the visitors. Another object of adoration is the icon of Bhairavamurti, which is unusually big and awe inspiring in facial features.

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