Emerald Linga


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Ranked 27 of 29 sightseeing in Karaikal

Emerald Linga, also known as Marakata Linga, is located at Thirunallar, which is one of the seven holy places collectively known as Saptha Vidanga. The Linga is kept in an iron safe placed on the left side of Thyagaraja.

According to legend, on receiving the devotional support from Mucukunda Chakravarty, an emperor, Lord Indra gifted the Emerald Linga along with six idols to the king. After receiving the holy belongings, the king installed the seven idols at different places in his kingdom that are called as Saptha Vidanga. Being one of its kinds in the world, the Linga is the second of the seven idols gifted by Indra.

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