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Temples & Legends Of Tamilnadu
Preface Author
Introduction Kanyakumari
Gandhi Mandapam Maruda Malai
Suchindram Nagercoil
Tiruchendur Alwar Tirunagari
Srivaikuntam Nanguneri
Krishnapuram Tirunelveli
Papanasam Sankaranayinar Koil
Srivilliputhur Tirupparan- kunram
Madhurai Rameswaram
Darbhasayanam Tiruvadanai
Avadayar Koil Kaliyar Koil
Azhagar Koil

Palani

Tiruchirapalli Tiruvanaikkaval
Srirangam Tanjore
Punnainallur Tiruvalanchuzhi
Swamimalai Dharasuram
Saktimuttam Patteswaram
Mannargudi Vedaranyam
Tirunallar Karaikal
Tirukkadaiyur Mayavaram
Vaitheeswaran Koil Pullavane- swaram
Chayavanam Tiruvengadu
Shiyali Chidambaram
Tiruppatiripuliyur Tiruvannamalai
Kiratamar- jareswaram Madurantakam
Cheyyur Kancheepuram
Tirukkazhuk- kunram Mahabalipuram
Tirupporur Tiruvadantai
Tiruvanmiyur Mylapore
Triplicane Vadapalani
Tiruvottiyur Tirumullaivayil
Tiruvallur Tiruttani
Uppilliappan Koil Kumbakonam
Glossary Biblography
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
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Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

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Assam
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Somanatha

KANYAKUMARI

In days of yore two demons, Bana and Muka, gave trouble to the devas. The devas sought the help of Gods in vain. Finally, they presented their case before Kasi Vishwanatha i.e., Siva. Siva invoked Sakti, His partner in life, and created two divinities. One assumed the form of Kali and took Her stand at the spot known as Kalighat in Calcutta and the other, the Virgin Maiden was directed to Cape Comorin where the mighty Indian Ocean with its two arms, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, lustily washes the shores. Thus, at the foot of India, Kanyakumari, and at Kalighat, Mother Kali, the two divine forces, annihilated the Demons.

At the Cape, this event is commemorated by the celebration of a festival called Ambu Chertal or Bow Fight, in the second month of every Malayalam year. The deity at Suchindram temple, which is six miles from Kanyakumari, was enchanted by the celestical beauty of this Divine Virgin and desired to have Her for His spouse. All the devas were invited. They assembled at Kanniambalam. (Kanni means Virgin and Ambalam, Temple).

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