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The Temples Of Tamilnadu
Index Author
Invocation Foreword
Introduction Melmaruvathur
Tiruvannamalai Tirukkoilur
Chidambaram Vaideeswaran Koil
Sirkali Tanjore
Kumbhakonam Kancheepuram
Srirangam Palani
Madurai Tiruchendur
Rameswaram Suchindram
Kanyakumari A Bird's-Eye View
Major Sections
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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TIRUKKOILUR

THE PATALAKETHU EPISODE

Lured by the divinity pervading the Krishnaranya, there came down once a sage by name Kalava and built an asram on the banks of Krishnabhadra to live permanently with like-minds and his family. Following the austerities, he lived at peace with the sublime surroundings, but was not allowed to be at peace with mind; for, a formidable demon by name Patalakethu, who on obtaining unattainable boons from Brahma started invading the asram from time to time and causing insurmountable grief to the asramites; for, he was a cannibal killing all only for eating. 

Terrified at his abominable acts, Kalava along with his min ran to the temple and falling at the feet of the Lord implored him for Abhayam. When the Lord pitying assured them protection from the onslaughts of the demon; they returned home. But to their great consternation, there came then again Patalakethu their Yama with redoubled ardour and pent up indignation.

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