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The conversion of the great Kanchi temple from Thenkalai to Vadakalai is a well known fact (lot of documentation in the court cases). Can somebody provide historic records (court records etc) or archival evidence regarding the conversion (if ever converted) of the Aaravumudan temple in Kumbakonsm (Thirukudanthai), commonly known as the Sarangapani temple?

  • Curious why it is called sarangapani. Sarangapani is Shiva. zArGgapAni is vishnu. Is it just people's inability to pronounce it correctly. – user1195 May 28 '17 at 16:55
  • @moonstar2001, what does Sarangapani mean ? – ram May 28 '17 at 19:49
  • @ram deer. Lord Shiva holds the head of deer in one hand and hence he is saaranga pANi. – user1195 May 29 '17 at 3:15
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    @moonstar2001 ok yeah, vishnu dhanush is शार्ङ्ग Shaarnga, while shiva deer is सारङ्ग Saaranga.. since in tamil there is only one ச for both, it's possible they mix it up. generally though, sarangapani is common name among iyengars. – ram May 29 '17 at 4:19
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    @ram limitation of the native language and its influence on the people who speak it as I guessed. – user1195 May 29 '17 at 4:20

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