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Siva Temples In Tamilnadu
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Tiruvalanjuli Vaideeswaran Koil
Tirupangur Sirkali
Tanjore Madurai
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Suchindram Kumbhakonam
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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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UTTAMAR  - BHIKSHANADAR TIRUKKOVIL

This hallowed, ancient Saiva kshetra houses the grand icons of the Triad - Brahma, Vishnu and Siva in separate independent Tirukkovils. Each diety has an exciting legend and is adored with unprecedented zeal. According to legend, the emergence of Siva here was primarily due to annihilation of the arrogance of the sages of Darukavan. With a view to teaching the erring, Vishnu, assumed the form of Mohini and made them mad after her bewitching beauty. Lord Siva in the form of Bikshandar lured the arrogant munipatnis to fall in love with Him. The sages then performed Adhisara sacrifice to retaliate their attempts, when terrible things, like tiger, a big column of fire, deer, trident, serpent came out from the fire pit one after another in succession, and they were directed against Siva. The Lord took each and converted them into His weapons. He changed the tiger's skin into cloak; made serpents, His kantabharana; and deer, trident, and fire into His mighty weapons. The exasperated sages directed incantations, which the Lord absorbed at once in his Dhamaru. The witless, helpless sages fell prostrate and begged for mercy. This happened here and the Saivate part of the Tirukkovil contains a big Sivalinga and is worshipped with great ardor.

This lies on the Trichy-Musiri road and can be reached by town bus from Tiruchi.

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