Devotees use to feed the fishes in the Panchanadhi river and use to do nose-boring to them.
Due to ignorance, a devotee caught the fishes and began to cook them for food.
Kollipavai is a most beautiful feminine form created by a divine sculptor to create lust in the minds of the demons who came down to Kollimalai with evil designs.
Kollimalai has the reputation of being ruled by the Chera kings.
Though Natarajan moved the special court to get discharged from the case, the court dismissed the petition in January. Sasikala's nephew T T V Dhinakaran is facing a FERA violation case.
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They bring rare medicinal properties from the plants around the hills. Devotees believe that Arapaleeswarar is in the form of a fish.
Therefore, they offer food to the fishes in the people before entering the temple.
As Lord Shiva graces this place as a Swayambumurthy, Arappaleeswarar temple came into being here. The temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saint Ganasambandar and Saint Thirunavukkarasar as Araipalli.
In olden days, the temple area was an agricultural land. The scar caused by the plough injury is still visible on the head part of the Shivalinga.
Once, when a farmer ploughed the land, he found blood oozing out. This is a significant feature in the head part of the Shivalinga.
Enjoying a pleasure bath in the falls and the darshan of the Lord in the temple devotees become healthier both physically and spiritually.
There are five ever permanent rivers on the northern side of the temple, the falls of which look like flower showers from a height of 150 feet.
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They catch the fishes, bore their nose and leave them back in the river again.