The deity of God Vishnu is worshipped at the holy Kalyana Varadharaja Perumal Temple which is located at Kolimam in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and is almost 500 years old. The devotees call the deity Kalyana Varadharaja Perumal which presides beside another deity of Vedavalli Thayar. This temple was earlier known as Sankararamanallur.
About the Temple
This ancient temple is constructed on the banks of River Amaravathi and deities of God Kalyana Varada Rajar along with his consorts Bhoodevi and Sridevi are enshrined in the temple. The adjacent shrine consists of the deity of Goddess Vedavalli Thayar while another shrine comprises of God Sri Garuda’s deity and his foot prints. The deity of God Sri Anjaneya faces the north-west direction, also called Vayu corner. Above the head of God Sri Anjaneya’s deity, the sculpture of God Vishnu’s discus is present. The temple is famous as it is believed that Sage Veda Vyasa prayed to God Anjaneya here.
Legends and Stories
As per the legend, a severe famine prevailed in the region during the reign of a Chola King as there was no rain. The King then worshipped God Vishnu asking for his blessings to restore prosperity in the region. God Vishnu then blessed the area with the boon of monsoon and as a form of gratitude, the King constructed this temple.
Another beautiful Shiva Temple was constructed nearby during the same era as to foster the harmony of Saiva-Vaishnava. The place is therefore known as Sankara Rama Nallur, referring to both God Rama and God Shiva. The prayers conducted at the temple for Goddess Vedavalli Thayar comprises of Vilwa leaves.
The festivals of Vaikunda Ekadasi , Chitra Full Moon day, Brahmmotsavam, Chithirai New Year day and Purattasi is celebrated with great joy at the temple.
How to reach Kalyana Varadharaja Perumal Temple
The Coimbatore Airport is nearest to the temple.
The Udumalpet Railway Station is nearest to the temple.
The Koluman Bus stand is nearest to the temple. Frequent bus service is available to reach the temple.
Kalyana Varadharaja Perumal Temple,
Varadha Rajapuram street,
Tamil Nadu 642102.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Child boon
- Happiness in marital life
- Relief from adverse effects of Saturn
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 opens from 7am to 12am in the morning and 4pm to 7:30pm in the evening.