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Astha Veeratta Sthalams

8 sacred pilgrimages of Shiva where Shiva performed heroic deeds.

Gaja Samhara Moorthy 1. Thirukkurukkai - Veeratteshwarar (Kamadeva) (Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu): Thirukkurukkai Veeratteshwarar is associated with the legend of Lord Shiva vanquishing Kamadeva. (PP-1.26)

2. Thirukkandiyur - Brahmasirakandeeshwarar (Brahma) (Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu): Thirukkandiyur Brahmasirakandeeswarar is associated with the legend of Lord Shiva cutting off the fifth head of Brahma. (PP-2.12)

3. Thiruppariyalur - Veeratteshwarar (Daksha Yagna) (Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu): Thiruppariyalur Veeratteshwarar is associated with the legend of Lord Shiva destroying the Daksha Yagya. (PP-2.41)

4. Thirukkadaiyur - Amirthakadeshwarar (Yama) (Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu): Thirukkadaiyur Amritakadeshwarar is associated with the legend of Lord Shiva vanquishing Yama. (PP-2.47)

5. Thiruvirkudi - Veeratteshwarar (Jalandhara) (Tiruvarur district, Tamil Nadu): Thiruvirkudi Veeratteshwarar is associated with the legend of Lord Shiva vanquishing demon Jalandhara. (PP-2.74)

6. Thiruvathigai - Veeratteshwarar (Tripurasuras) (Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu): Thiruvadigai Veeratteshwarar is associated with the legend of Lord Shiva vanquishing Tripurasuras. (PP-4.7)

7. Thirukkovilur - Veeratteshwarar (Andhakasura) (Viluppuram district, Tamil Nadu): Thirukkovilur Veeratteshwarar is associated with the legend of Lord Shiva vanquishing Andhakasura. (PP-4.11)

8. Thiruvazhuvur - Gaja Samhara Moorthy (Gajasura) (Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu): Thiruvazhuvur Gaja Samhara Moorthy is associated with the legend of Lord Shiva vanquishing Gajasura.




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