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Thiruvidanthai Temple

Thiruvidanthai Temple is popularly know as Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple (Lord Varaha Temple). It is one of the 108 Divya Desam temples of Vaishnavites and it is located near Chennai, about 19 kilometers south of Thiruvanmiyur, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He is considered a Varaha Kshetram where Sri Vishnu assumed the face of a Varaha (boar). The temple is dedicated to Shri Vishnu as Nitya Kalyana Perumal and Divine Mother Shakti as Komalavalli Thayar. It is generally believed that this temple brings happiness to those who wish to marry and helps to remove the obstacles that prevent weddings.

Thiruvidanthai Temple  was built by Pallavas. It is near the seaside. A large temple tank / reservoir is in front of the temple. This is known as the Kalyana Theertham. There is a separate sanctuary for Komalavalli Nachiyar. The Lord stands here on Adisesha and holds his bride on his left thigh. There is also a separate sanctuary for the Andal. The Temple follows Thenacharya Sampradayam.

Thiruvidanthai Temple Timings

Thiruvidanthai Temple Timings or Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple Timings are as follows :

Thiruvidanthai Temple is opens at Morning 5.00 AM and the temple is closes at Evening 8.00 PM

Day Timings
Monday
5.00 AM – 8.00 PM
Tuesday
5.00 AM – 8.00 PM
Wednesday
5.00 AM – 8.00 PM
Thursday
5.00 AM – 8.00 PM
Friday
5.00 AM – 8.00 PM
Saturday
5.00 AM – 8.00 PM
Sunday
5.00 AM – 8.00 PM

Thiruvidanthai Darshan Timings

Thiruvidanthai Temple Darshan Timings or Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple Darshan Timings are as follows :

Day Timings
Monday
6.00 AM – 12.00 PM
3.00 PM – 8.00 PM
Tuesday
6.00 AM – 12.00 PM
3.00 PM – 8.00 PM
Wednesday
6.00 AM – 12.00 PM
3.00 PM – 8.00 PM
Thursday
6.00 AM – 12.00 PM
3.00 PM – 8.00 PM
Friday
6.00 AM – 12.00 PM
3.00 PM – 8.00 PM
Saturday
6.00 AM – 12.00 PM
3.00 PM – 8.00 PM
Sunday
6.00 AM – 12.00 PM
3.00 PM – 8.00 PM

Thiruvidanthai Temple Pooja Details and Timings :

  • Ushakkala Pooja or Sun Rise Pooja  – 06:00 A.M
  • Kaalasandhi Pooja – 07:00 A.M
  • Uchikkala Poojaa or Noon Pooja – 12:00 Noon
  • Saayaraksha Pooja or Sunset Pooja  – 06:00 P.M

Thiruvidanthai Temple Dress Code

Thiruvidanthai Temple Dress Code : Allows any Indian Traditional Dress Wear

Thiruvidanthai Temple Timings

Thiruvidanthai Temple History

Thiruvidanthai Temple History or  Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple History

Sage Gavalaa Maharishi had 360 daughters. He was determined to marry them. He prayed to Lord Vishnu. The Lord who resides here has promised the sage that he would marry a girl a day and would marry them all 360 in a year. Thus, the Lord is called “Nithya Kalyana Perumal” and the place became known as “Nithya Kalyana Puri”. The Lord then immediately converted all the girls into one and stayed on his left knees. Hence the name is called “Thiruvidandai”. In Thamizh, “Thiru” means Lakshmi, “Ida” means left and “Endhai” means “my father” (God). Therefore, the place became known as Thiru Ida Endhai, who later became corrupt to become Thiruvidandhai.
During Thretha Yuga, there was an Asura king named Meganathan who had a son named Bali. He was once approached by three asuras for help to fight the devas. Bali supported them and finally defeated all the devas. But he felt that he had committed a sin by defeating the devas, from where he came here to Thiruvidanthai and suffered a sincere penance. The ALL-POWERFUL was pleased with Bali’s deep devotion, emerged from the temple’s reservoir in the form of Varaham – a boar. Therefore, he is worshiped as Varaha Murthy and the temple chariot as Varha Theertham. He gave moksha to Bali during the Tamil month of Masi. Adhishesan is seen with his Vasuki consort here, Thiruvidanthai Divyadesam is worshiped as Raghu and Kethu Dhosha Nivarthi Sthalam.
The epigraphic evidence found in the temple speaks of kings from different dynasties like Chola, Udaiyar, Pandya and others, patronizing the temple from the 10th to the 16th century AD.

How to Reach Thiruvidanthai Temple

By Road : Buses are available from Chennai City.

Nithya kalyana perumal temple bus number : (bus nos. 117,118,188V, 188K, 188A) on East Coast Road

By Train :

  • The nearest stop for the local train is Taramani which is 24.8 km away.
  • The nearest train station is Chengalpattu, 37 km away

By Air :

The nearest airport is Chennai, which is 36 km away.

Thiruvidanthai Temple Festivals

The annual Brahmotsavam takes place during Chittirai. Garuda Seva is held during the months of Aani, Aadi, Masi and Thai. During the solar month of Pisces (March-April), a 9-day festival “Panguni Uththiram” is celebrated. The day of the star “Uttara Phalguni” makes sense.
In addition, large crowds flock to the temple for worship on the days of Vaikunta Ekadasi. The annual festival, Thaipusam, is celebrated with much pomp and splendor on the day of the Pushya star during the solar month of Capricorn (January-February). The deity is taken from a procession in a palanquin, magnificently carved with ivory images, representing the ten incarnations of Lord Maha Vishnu.

Special Rituals :

At the temple, special poojas are organized for those who aspire to marriage. The aspirant must perform the archana and offer two garlands to Lord Adi Varaha and the Goddess. The aspirant is then asked to wear a garland and walk around the temple nine times, praying with devotion to the Lord for a happy and quick marriage. Garlands of divinities are then distributed to the aspirant, asking him to save them in the pooja hall, until the marriage materializes. After the wedding, the dried garlands must be returned to the temple by the newly married happy couple. There is a huge tree as a testimony, containing thousands of dried garlands, having satisfied the wishes of a quick marriage to many devotees. For the Rahu-Ketu afflictions in the horoscope, a special cult is offered here to the multiple hooded serpent Adi Sesh Nag, who holds the divine feet of the Lord of Thiruvidanthai.

 

Thiruvidanthai Temple Prasadam

Thiruvidanthai Temple offers Puliyodharai (tamarind rice), Chakkarai Pongal,  Dhadhyonam (curd rice), Vada, Adhirasam, Murukku 

Thiruvidanthai Temple Darshan Timings

Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple Marriage Procedure

Thiruvidanthai Temple Marriage Procedure are also known as   Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple Marriage Procedure 

  • Devotees who wish to perform the Marraige Prarthana, they must purchase a set of garlands (two malas) and Archana set that is available at the temple premises.
  • Devotees who want to perform Archana must visit the Sri Nithya Kalyana Perumal shrine, where you need to provide Gothram,  Name.
  • After Archana, take the garlands that were kept in Pooja near the priest.
  • Then worship the goddess Komalavalli and get Kumkum.
  • Wear garlands around your neck
  • Perform 9 Pradkshinam  in the outer Prakara.
  • Now, remove the Malas and keep the Malas in the Pooja Room at home.
  • After the wedding, the husband and wife should visit this temple. Take old Malas with you.
  • Buy 2 Malas and Archana sets. Run Archana to the Lord as a couple.
  • Now place the old Mala on the divine tree (Sthala Vriksham), which is available in the temple premises

Pray at Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple for Delay in Marriage

The delay in the marriage may be due to various reasons. Astrologers will point the planets to delay your wedding. Nowadays, social problems like financial independence, professional concerns, a partner who should meet your specifications, delay marriages.

But when you want to get married and get the right energy to reach your goal, you can find the right partner. Visiting temples to get married is a widely known and accepted remedy in India. It is also suggested by astrologers. Seeing gods as a couple and praying sincerely helps them listen to the energy vibrations that would support a marriage.

In Thiruvidanthai Temple , the lord’s wedding rituals is held 360 days a year. Those who aspire to marry can offer the puja to Lord Adi Varaha and the goddess by offering two garlands. The aspirant is sometimes asked to wear a garland and walk around the temple deity. The garlands of the Lord and his wife are returned to the aspirant after the pooja but the person must return them to the temple after his marriage.

About Thiruvidanthai Temple

About Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple / Thiruvidanthai Temple 

Thiruvidanthai Temple faces east towards the Bay of Bengal. The temple is 118 meters (approximately) long and 43 meters (approximately) wide.
The sacred sanctuary faces the sea to the east. Around the sanctum sanctorum, there are separate small shrines for Komalavalli Thayar (the first daughter of the wise Kalava), Sri Andal, Lord Ranganatha, Goddess Ranganayaki and others. The sacred seafront are Kalyana Theertham and Varaha Theertham. Sacred immersions in these sacred tanks during the solar months of Aries (April-May) and Aquarius (February-March) would respectively ensure the fulfillment of the wishes and salvation. There is also another sacred water front called Ranganathar Theertham.

Nithya kalyana Perumal temple timings

Thiruvidanthai Temple was built during the Pallava regime in the 7th century.  Kanchipuram was the capital of the Pallavas who ruled the region from the sixth to the ninth century. They had Mamallapuram and Thiruvidanthai as port cities and both cities became strong ports for the Empire. The temple was built with the monumental temples of the region. The temple has inscriptions dating back to 959 CE from the Pallava era. 

One of the first inscriptions of the temple comes from King Krishna III (939-67) of Rashtrakuta (939-67), indicating the gift of lamp to the temple.  There were later additions of the Chola kings, as indicated by an inscription during the 35th royal year of Rajadhiraja Chola in 1052 CE. Raja Raja Chola would have commissioned the festival Panguni Uthiram in 1003 CE. There are inscriptions indicating the kind contributions of Kulothunga Chola I during 1115 CE.  The temple is a declared monument of the archaeological survey of India because of inscriptions in the temple. It is maintained as a monument under the Chennai Circle and Mamallapuram Sub-Circle of the institution. 

The Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple has an ivory palanquin, one of a kind for any Hindu temple.  There are inscriptions during the period of Jatavarman Vira Pandyan II indicating gifts to the goddess of the temple. 

Nithya kalyana Perumal temple

The Thiruvidanthai Temple is worshiped in Nalayira Divya Prabhandam, the 7th to 9th century Vaishnava Cannon, by Thirumangai Azhwar. This temple is classified as a Divyadesam, one of the 108 Vishnu temples mentioned in the book. Thirumangai Azhwar glorified the powers of Komalavalli Thayar.  The temple also finds mention in later works of Nathamuni, Thirukachi Nambi, Ramanuja and Manavala Mamunigal. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the temple is mentioned in several works as 108 Tirupathi Anthathi by Divya Kavi Pillai Perumal Aiyangar . According to the legend of Nithyakalyana Perumal, where Vishnu would marry daily, the temple is frequented by people seeking marriage or whose marriage is delayed. A common worship practice is to offer garlands to the presiding deity to wear and walk around the temple nine times. It is thought that Ranganatha, the elongated form of Vishnu, attended the first marriage and after discovering that there is a wedding every day, he established his home in the temple.  The presiding deity is called by various names like Varaha Deva, Azhwar Varaha Deva, Vara Swami, and Varaha Nayanar, as shown by the inscriptions on the walls of the temple. 

Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple Address

Thiruvidanthai Temple ( Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple ),

Thiruvidanthai

,Kanchipuram District,

Tamil Nadu. PinCode – 603112.

Nithya kalyana perumal temple contact number :

91 7358856193

 

Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple Route

Thiruvidanthai Temple Facts

Deity :Varaha swamy

Location : Thiruvidanthai, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

Thiruvidanthai Temple Opening Timings : 5.00 AM

Thiruvidanthai Temple Closing Timings : 8.00 PM

Thiruvidanthai Temple Timings : 5.00 AM – 8.00 PM

Thiruvidanthai Temple Darshan Timings: 6.00 AM – 12.00 PM &&  3.00 PM – 8.00 PM

Frequently asked Questions

How to pray in Nithya Kalyana Perumal temple ??

Please check Nithya Kalyana Perumal temple Procedure above.

what is Nithya Kalyana Perumal temple darshan timings ??

Please check  Thiruvidanthai Temple Darshan Timings above

Nithya kalyana Perumal temple Darshan timings

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