Mango tree in temple being restored

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Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, Mar 12 (UNI) A 3500-year-old Mango tree at the famous 'Ekambaranathar temple' here, which was dying, has started growing again.

The restoration of the temple was started on December nine, 2002, at an estimated cost of Rs 20 lakh. The 'Kumbabishekam' of the temple was performed on February nine, 1992.

The legend goes that Lord Siva appeared from this Mango tree and re-married Parvathi.

Steps were taken as per the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's instructions to restore the tree.

Queen Elizabeth II had amired the tree, when she visited the temple here.

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