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Abirami Sameytha Banapureshwarar Thirukovil - Banapuram
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Main Deity - Banapuriswarar
Goddess - Somakalambikai
History:Banapuriswarar Temple is dedicated to the god Shiva,was the place from where Shiva took his aim at a pot of amrita with his bow and arrow.The nectar in the broken pot spread out on the ground up to a distance of 5 Krosas, i.e., 10 miles, and touched the five famous shrines of Siva around Kumbakonam, namely Tiruvidaimarudur, Tirunageswarm, Tiru Dharasuram, Tiruvoragam and Tirupadalvanam, and hence these five places came to be known as Pancha Krosa Sthalas.
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