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Temples & Legends Of Tamilnadu
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Introduction Kanyakumari
Gandhi Mandapam Maruda Malai
Suchindram Nagercoil
Tiruchendur Alwar Tirunagari
Srivaikuntam Nanguneri
Krishnapuram Tirunelveli
Papanasam Sankaranayinar Koil
Srivilliputhur Tirupparan- kunram
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Darbhasayanam Tiruvadanai
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Chayavanam Tiruvengadu
Shiyali Chidambaram
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Kiratamar- jareswaram Madurantakam
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Tirukkazhuk- kunram Mahabalipuram
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TIRUKKAZUKKUNRAM

The classical name of the place is Vedagiri, which means that the hill represents the four Vedas. The Vedas were originally one, but were later divided into many. The Vedas did not like this division and requested Siva to make them into one with their angas (sciences). Lord Siva directed the Vedas to take the form of the mountains at Tirukkazhukkunram and promised to be present they’re he to receive their offerings and show himself as a beacon light to the world around which is immersed in delusion.

While Nandi was doing penance at Pakshi Teertham, Siva wanted to test his strength of devotion and asked Indra to disturb Nandi. Indra, though afraid of disturbing Nandi, could not disregard the orders of Lord Siva. He asked Tilottama to take the form of a beautiful cow and disturb the penance of Nandi. Tilottama took the form of a cow and approached Nandi with amorous gestures. Nandi remained undisturbed, but grew angry at the thought that his penance was being disturbed. He cursed Tilottama to remain a cow forever. Tilottama prayed to him to forgive her and explained her position. Then Nandi promised her that she would regain her
original form when she would. Be killed by a king Suraguru during his hunt.

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