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Kallazhagar Temple in  Madurai represents a sacred place for the worship of Viṣṇu.—The Kallalakar (Kallazhagar) Temple in Madurai is one of the famous temples of Viṣṇu. As the devotee enters the temple, he/she finds at the left corner of the entrance the image of Patineṭṭāmpaṭṭi (eighteen villages) Karuppasāmi. Karuppasāmi is considered the guardian god of the village and the temple. The devotee enters the temple and moves in the outer prahāra. The sannidhi of Solaimalai Nāciyār is seen in a corner, the sannidhi of Śrīnīvāsa and Narasiṃha in another corner and the sannidhi of Viśvakseṣanar in one corner.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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