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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
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

PALANI

Many persons especially from Kerala State make a vow to, perform the first feeding of their babies in front of the deity.
Cheraman, the great ruler of Kerala, was a great devotee of this deity and he made enormous endowments of land for upkeep
and performance of daily religious rites and periodical festivals. He constructed the principal sanctum of the deity too. A figure of the King on horseback, engraved on the southern wall of the principal shrine, is an indication pointing to this.

Muruga is the special deity of Kurinchi the highlands, like Malabar, and faces towards the west in this t emple, perhaps towards the direction of the Kerala highlands. This may be the reason for the presence of considerable number of pilgrims from Kerala. It may be that as the Kerala King Cheraman favored the temple his subjects were also attracted.

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