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 TIRUVANNAIKKAVAL - AKHILANDESWARI TEMPLE

It is one of the Siva kshetras famous in legend and history. It is her lies the  Jaralinga and is submerged water, rising from a subterranean spring. According to legend Mother Parvathi created water and installed linga amidst it for adoration with a view to accomplishing her certain desires. On getting fulfilled, she wished that the worshippers too will realise all they aspire, if they worship with devout prayers as she did to the Jalalinga. Gratified Mother is continuing her prayers even today with the highly venerated tradition of the priest offering worship putting on the dress of woman standing for the Mother. A custom no where seen, says the priest. As she created water amidst which the Linga was installed, it can be said without any trace of doubt that she is too is powerful to create even the worlds fourteen in a trace. So, she is reverentially called Akhilandeswari. This thirtha kshetra is called Varahapith and occupied a pre-eminent place among Sakti-Peethas. The Jalalinga installed by her is also called Amudalingam and the place Amudeeswaram. It place goes by another name-Jambukeswaram, for lord Siva taking the forum linga is dwelling under Jambu tree to fulfill they desire of a great sage. Yet, there is another name for these mokshapuri. And it is called Tiruvanaikkaval due to emancipationg an elephant, who devotion pleased large most.

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