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Siva Temples In Tamilnadu
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This famous ancient Tirukkovil town more popularly known as Pakshitheertham has an awe-some legend that is drawing thousands of yatris and paryatakas. Everyday at it this punyakshetra has Sivan Tirukkovils both at the bottom and atop a charming little hill provided with flight of steps. The legend, though imbued with mysticism, the evidence in the form of the regular visit of two kites drives home Lord Siva's matchless compassion. It narrates that once two devout sages - one hailing from Rameswaram and an other from Kasi did penance, propitiating Siva. When the Lord appeared, satisfied with their austere tapas, they prayed for eternal adoration to the Lord in the form of kites of special type. It was granted. This happened in bygone yugas; but still the kites are visiting this place at noon everyday with unbroken rigidity. The priests feed them with the prasad of Siva punctually at about 12 noon; which they take one or two bagfuls. The prasad that is sanctified by their beaks is sold to the spectators, who await and witness this event with baited breath. It is a daily occurrence, yet its oddity is enticing, and the craze for a gaze is on the increase. The Tirukkovils atop contain the icons of rishis, Parvathi, Subrahmanya, Siva, besides the big Sivalinga in the centre of the cell. Once in every twelve years, there is celebrated Idipuja that attracts huge crowds. Down below, Siva is worshipped as Mover in a well-built big temple. It has also a big Sivalinga in addition to other images. The famous Tamil saints - Appar, Sundarar, Sambandar and Manikyavachakar worshipped this Siva alone to the exclusion of the other one installed in the hill temple, fearing that they would desecrate the holy shrine above by their mortal feet, if ascended. There are three sacred thirthas called Sanku thirtha, Pakshi thirtha and Nandiswar thirtha. Devotion knows no bounds, nor does it confine to one kind only for its expression ?

This town lies 40 km off Madras and enjoys all transport facilities.

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