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The most important of six temple pilgrimage centres (tīrthas) in Tamil Nadu associated with Murukaṉ. The hilltop temple, which contains an image of Murukaṉ as Daṇḍapāṇi (‘staff-wielder’), is about 60 miles east of Madurai, and attracts millions of pilgrims every year.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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