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Sri Kalva Perumal temple

Moolavar : Kalva Perumal (Aadi Varahar)
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Soundarya Lakshmi
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Nitya Pushkarini
Agamam / Pooja : Vaideega Agama
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tirukalvanur
City : Tirukalvanur
District : Kanchipuram
State : Tamil Nadu


   Thirumangai alwar


   Vaikunta Ekadasi in December-January and Navarathri in September-October are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Presiding deity graces in a standing form. Mother Mahalakshmi appears in worshipping form. The vimana-tower above the sanctum sanctorum is of Vamana design.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


   Sri Kalva Perumal Swami Temple, Tiru Kalvanur, Kancheepuram-631 502.


   91 44-3723 1988, 93643 10545

General Information:



   It is the faith of the devotees that worshipping Lord Vishnu and Mother Mahalakshmi together would bring them prosperity and growth in professions.

Thanks giving:

   Special pujas and curd rice nivedhana are suggested as prayer commitments.

Greatness Of Temple:

   As Mother Kamakshi is supreme and dominant in this region, the nivedhnas and puja codes followed for Her, is followed in all temples.??Abishek to Kalva Perumal is performed only with an oil called Sambiranai Thailam.??According to a story,?Emperor Dasaratha worshipped Mother Kamakshi and Kalva Perumal before performing the yajna seeking Son Boon.??It is also said that Lord Kalva Perumal advised Dasaratha to so.

Temple History:

   Lord Vishnu and Mother Mahalakshmi were discussing about the sins and good deeds of humans and their illusions about material achievements. During the course of the talk, the subject turned on beauty, personality etc. Mother Mahalakshmi said that people become prosperous at Her very sight because She was fair in complexion and went on to irritate Lord because He was dark in colour. Lord smilingly replied that real beauty was in the mind and not in external looks which only took people to illusions. Mother did not subscribe to this theory.

Special Features:


*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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