• Vishnu

Kalyana Varadaraja Perumal Temple


The Kalyana Varadaraja Perumal Temple is located in Kaladipettai and is dedicated to God Kalyaana Varadaraja Perumal.

About the temple

Kalyanavaradarajaperumal Temple

The Prime God here is believed to grant wedding boons to and hence the name Kalyaana Vardaraja Perumal. Devotees here believe that offering of unstrapped coconuts to the God during the wedding festival and then taking it home to offer pooja would immediately remove any hindrance from their wedding proposals. The shrine on the left of the God is graced by Mother Perundevi.

The vehicle of the God's shrine is of Tridala design. God Sri Rama, Mother Sri Andal, Sri Anjaneya and Sri Chakarathalwar grace from different shrines.

About the Deity

Kalyanavaradarajaperumal Temple

Mother Perundevi graces from a shrine left that of the Lord. There is a separate shrine for Navagrahas-nine planets. All the planets are installed on a stage designed as lotus petal.

Legend and stories


Legend has it that Vijayaraghavachariar, a staunch Vishnu devotee was working for an English administrative officer, Colat Durai, of this region. He would begin his everyday work only after praying to God Pavalavanna Perumal in Kancheepuram. As he had to travel a long distance every day the officer erected a temple for him. But Vijayaraghavachariar continued his trip to Kancheepuram. When Colat asked him the reason for this Vijayaraghavachariar said that he was attracted by the beauty of the procession deity there. Colat at once ordered for the deity to be brought to this temple. The God then told his devotee that He did not differ in appearance and he lived in the hearts of His devotees. From then on, Vijayaraghavachariar offered his services to the God throughout his life. The Vimana of the God's shrine is of the Tridala design. Gopuja – cow puja is perfomed daily before the shrine of the God. God Sri Rama, Mother Sri Andal, Sri Anjaneya and Sri Chakarathalwar- the deity of the discus of the God, all grace the temple from separate shrines in the temple.


Kalyanavaradarajaperumal Temple

Theerthavari festival is celebrated in Vaikasi-May-June. The temple is situated so centrally that the devotees can also conveniently visit the Thyagaraja temple, North faced God Dakshinamurthy temple and Pattinathar temple. A devotee cannot afford to miss these temples. Procession deity Pavalavanna Perumal of the temple enjoys special reputation in the temple with a staff in His left hand. The wedding festival is celebrated on the Panguni Uthiram day. He comes to the Mandap with Mothers Sridevi and Bhoodevi before the Mother Perundevi shrine where the festival is celebrated. Throughout the day Perumal grants darshan with Mother. After special Tirumanjanam, He returns to the sanctum sanctorum. During the wedding festival, those facing wedding problems offer UN-stripped coconut as nivedhana, take it home and do pujas in the faith that their wedding would soon happen. As Perumal grants wedding boon, He is praised as Kalyana Varadaraja Perumal – Wedding Boon Perumal. A 9-day festival in connection with Sri Rama Navami (God Sri Rama's birth day) is celebrated in the temple. As this is celebrated after the birth of Sri Rama, this is called Janana Utsav. In this temple, this festival begins 9 days earlier and ends on Navami the birth day of the God, hence called Garpa Utsav – Utsav when the God was in Mother Kausalya's womb. The coronation of Sri Rama is celebrated on this day. Earlier, it was an 18 day Garba and Birth Utsav covering both the periods. Now, only the Garba Utsav only is celebrated.


Nearest Major Town/City

Chennai - 17 Km from Chennai to Thiruvottiyur.


Thiruvottriyur has two railway stations one at thiruvottriyur and the other at wimco nagar.

The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport.


Sri Kalyana Varadaraja Perumal Temple,
Chennai – 600 019.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Family prosperity and happiness
  • Hindrance in wedding proposals is removed

Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey

Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.

Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum

Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.

Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram

Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.

Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami

Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.


The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m

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