(Last Updated on : 05/12/2015)
Tirumaanturai Temple is called VadaKaraiMaanturaiand is the 58th in the series of Tevara Stalams located north of the river Kaveri. Surya, Chandra, Kanvar and Vishnu worshipped Shiva here. Mrikandu Munivar (father of Markandeya) and a deer also worshipped Shiva under a mango tree, and this legend can be seen in stuccowork in the temple. Brahma brought the Gayatri Nadi after completing his worship here and was absolved of the sin of lying about seeing the column of fire in which Shiva had manifested himself. Indra worshipped Shiva here to absolve himself of the sin of having deceived Akalya, the wife of Gowtama Rishi. Brahma and Vishnu adorn the niches in the walls of the sanctum. Inscriptions from the Chola period are seen in this temple.
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