Sikkal is situated on Tanjore-Nagapattinam branch railway line in the Tanjore District of
Madras State. It. is 6 miles southwest of
On account of a curse Kamadhenu had to descend to the earth and chose the jungle near
about Nagapattinam, at present called
Sikkal, as her abode. This forest was known in the olden days as Mallikaranyam, where
jasmines were plentiful. Reaching the earth, Kamadhenu drained all her milk, which formed
into a tank. She took the form of a tiger, and lived in the sweet- smelling forest.