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Temples For The Triple Sects
Author Palani...
Tiruchendur.... Tirupparakundram....
Tiruttani.... Palamudircholai...
Swamimalai.... Ilanji....
Gatikachalam... Rettipatti...
Chinnaalapatti... Yettikudi...
Enkan.... Kumaragiri...
Konkanagiri.... Ratnagiri....
kunrakudi... Vaideeswaran Koil...
Kumarakoil... Madras...
Vadapalani... Kandakottam...
Kanchi Kumarakottam... Kanchamalai....
Sivanmalai... Kapilarmalai...
Tindalmalai... Kalugumalai....
Surilimalai... Viralimalai...
Kudimiyamalai.... Marudamalai...
Tiruvannamalai... Sennimalai...
Vallimalai.... Tirumalai....
Tiruporur... Kielvelur....
Chettikulam.... Tiruvidaikuli....
Yelathur.... Karamadai....
Andavarkuppam.... Sikkal....
Mailam... Voilur....
Tirumurugan Poondi... Tiruchengodu....
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Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
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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
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PALAMUDIRCHOLAI MURUGAN TEMPLE

It is one of the Six Hill abodes of Muruga. A few miles off Alagar boil hill temple, there is another dedicated to Murugan It is called Palamudircholai, one of the Arupadiveedus - six important temples held dear to Murugan. It is visited by all throughout the year. Its legends are many and sanctity, great. Murugan's boyhood sports were played here. It is called Tirumaliruncholai in legends and Chola malai in Tamil literature. It is surrounded by big trees, shurbs and creepers that bear delicious fruits of different sizes and tastes. And ripe fruits always fall from the trees. Hence it is aptly called Palamudircholai.

In the beginning only Murugan's potent weapon 'Vel' was adored with great veneration. Inter a devout Muruga bhak to by name S.T. Raja, realising the potentialities of this place built a fine temple and installed Murugan's icon. Pulavar Nakkirar eulogised this kshetra's glory in sweet verses. In addition Silappadhikkaram, Patthu Pattu, Ettu Thogai embody many events, that occurred here..

Among them, the Avvayar's meeting with Balamuruga and his childhood pranks deserves the first mention. It is recorded that one summer noon Avvayar came to this kshetra and felt tired due to ascent of this hill. Accidentally, she found a boy atop the tree and eating Jambu fruits. When she requested to give a few to quench her hunger, Murugan asked whether she wanted hot or cold fruits. Wondering at the strange reply, she asked for cold ones. Murugan shook the branches. There fell then some ripe fruits. Collecting a few, she whipped off the sand particles before eating. Watching all this wide open charming eyes, Murugan said, "Are they so hot to whip off, shall I give you colder ones!" Spell-round Avvayar realised that it was . Muruga who has playing practical joke on her; she prayed to grace his darsan. Instantly Muruga blessed her with his darsan in Shanmuga aspect astride his peacock. Avvayar then sang extempore many songs glorifying his avatar, knowledge, heroism etc. Murugan lifted many saranarthis from this abode.

It is 20 kms off the Madurai Meenakshi temple and buses are available to reach it.

 

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