Shri Adhivaraha Perumal Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is Located at Kallidaikurichi is a town on the right bank of the Thamiraparani river in Ambasamudram Taluk of Tirunelveli District in the Inian state of Tamil Nadu.
About The Temple
The east facing temple does not have tower, but has the flag staff, bali peetha and Garuda facing the main shrine. The temple has two prakaras. The structure belongs to 15th century CE. The east facing sanctum sanctorum has the idol of Varaha in the sitting posture with Lakshmi on his left lap. The Utsava idols of Lakshmipati along with his two consorts are also found in the sanctum. It is generally Bhoomi Devi who is found along with Varaha. This is a unique feature in this temple.
As a tradition, Thayar and Sri Andal have their shrines separately in prakara to the sides in Perumal temples. Here, Mothers Sridevi and Bhoodevi are in separate shrines in the prakara. Great celebrated musician and composer Sri Muthuswami Dishithar had authored many Keerthanas-Songs on Adhi Varaha Perumal. The temple has many Garuda Sevas as many devotees organize this event as their prayer commitment.
There is a shrine in the vimana-tower above sanctum sanctorum for Pallikonda Perumal with Mother Sridevi, Bhoodevi, Lord Brahmma on Lord’s naval and Maharshis Brugu and Markandeya. After the morning Tirumanjanam to Lord Adhi Varha, one Puja is dedicated to this Perumal when alone, devotees can have this darshan. Main Garudazhwar is on the western wall. On Aadi month-July-August- on the Swati Star day, special Tirumanjanam and pujas are offered to him and he is dressed with flowers
About The Deity
Lord Adhi Varahaswami in the sanctum sanctorum graces the devotees in a sitting posture on the lotus designed stage-Padma Peeta- with Mother Bhooma Devi on His lap looking at Him. As Lord always is with Mother, He is praised as Nityakalyana Perumal – Perumal ever in his wedding form, hence the place is also called Kalyanapuri. Wedding means Kalyanam in Tamil. For a good match, those awaiting marriage, perform Tirumanjanam to the procession deity for desired results.
Legend and Stories
Kubera, the God of Wealth came down to earth to seek relief from a curse he incurred. After worshipping various Shiva temples, he desired to worship Lord Vishnu. He made an idol of the Lord, installed it on the banks of River Tambiraparani and worshipped. In course of time, the place disappeared. Lord appeared in the dream of a devotee and disclosed His presence in the place. The devotee found the idols. The temple was built later in the same place.
Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May, Swing festival in connection with Aadi Pooram in July-August, Navarathri in September-October and Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Devotees pray for success in dispute concerning land and prosperity.
Devotees perform special Tirumanjanam to Lord offering sweet pudding-Sarkarai Pongal- and arrange Garuda Seva – Lord appearing on His eagle vehicle Garuda.
How To Reach Sri Adhi Varaha Perumal Temple, Kallidaikurichi
The nearest airport is Madurai.
The nearest railway station is Tirunelveli.
Kallidaikurichi is 35 km far from Tirunelveli. The temple is very near the bus stop.
Sri Adhi Varaha Perumal Temple,
Kallidaikurichi, Tirunelveli district,
Pincode - 627416.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Success in property issues
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 10.30 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.