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Stalasayana Perumal (Lord Vishnu) Temple, Mahabalipuram

Stalasayana Perumal (Lord Vishnu) Temple, Mahabalipuram

A Divyadesam Shrine of Lord Vishnu. According to the legend, a Saint called Pundarika Muni had a vision of Lord Vishnu as Anantasayi (Lord Vishnu in reclining posture) at this spot. Accordingly, the temple has…

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Parthasarathy (Lord Vishnu)Temple, Triplicane

Parthasarathy (Lord Vishnu)Temple, Triplicane

A Divyadesam shrine of Lord Vishnu. Here, Lord Krishna is the principal deity; he is worshipped as Parthasarathy – the charioteer of Arjuna in Mahabharata war. Besides, the temple has shrines of Lord Narasimha, Lord…

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Kapaleeshwara (Lord Shiva) Temple, Mylapore

Kapaleeshwara (Lord Shiva) Temple, Mylapore

A famous Hindu temple in Chennai. The legend goes like this. Lord Shiva had cut one of the head of Lord Brahma, when he misbehaved with Lord Shiva. Bereaved, Lord Brahma prayed to Lord Shiva…

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Parimala Ranganatha (Lord Vishnu) Temple, Mayiladuthurai

Parimala Ranganatha (Lord Vishnu) Temple, Mayiladuthurai

A Divya desam temple of Lord Vishnu. This is also one of the five Pancha Ranga Kshetras of Lord Vishnu. (Other four are Sriranganatha at Sri Rangapattina, near Mysore, Sri Ranganatha at Sri Rangam near…

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Mayuranatha (Lord Shiva) Temple, Mayiladuthurai

Mayuranatha (Lord Shiva) Temple, Mayiladuthurai

One of the six Shiva Temples in Tamilnadu (others are Tiruankaadu, Chayaavanam, Tiruvaiyaru, Tiruvanchiam and Tiruvidaimarudar) considered as equal to the Kasi temple. Legend says, after Dakshayaga, Goddess Sati took form of a peacock (Mayur…

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