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Sri Adhi Varaha Perumal temple



Moolavar : Adhi Varaha Perumal
Urchavar : Lakshmipathy
Amman / Thayar : Bhoomadevi
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Tambiraparani
Agamam / Pooja : Vaikanasam
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : Kalyanapuri, Tirukarandhai
City : Kallidaikurichi
District : Tirunelveli
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   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.


Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Varahamurthi blesses the devotees with His consort Mother Bhoomadevi on His lap. Tirumanjanam is performed to Lord with water drawn from Tambiraparani river only. The priest fetching the water from Tambiraparani is accompanied by auspicious music.


Opening Time:

   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.


Address:

   Sri Adhi Varaha Perumal Temple, Kallidaikurichi ? 627 416, Tirunelveli district.


Phone:

   91- 4634 - 250 302, 94431 59402.


General Information:

   There are shrines in the prakara-corridor for Lord Lakshmi Narayana with Mother Mahalakshmi on His lap, Vishwaksenar and Vaishnavite saints Azhwars.??The Dasavathara ? 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu- are in idol forms behind the Perumal shrine.??Lord Dharma Sastha graces with elephant and horse vahans.


Prayers:

   Devotees pray for success in dispute concerning land and prosperity.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform special Tirumanjanam for Lord offering sweet pudding-Sarkarai Pongal- and arrange Garuda Seva ? Lord appearing on His eagle vehicle Garuda.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Lord Adhi Varahaswami in the sanctum sanctorum graces the devotees in a sitting form 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 style, 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.As a tradition, Thayar and Sri Andal have their shrines separately in prakara on both 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 Reclining 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 dressed with flowers.


Temple History:

   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.


Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Lord Varahamurthi blesses the devotees with His consort Mother Bhoomadevi on His lap. Tirumanjanam is performed to Lord with water drawn from Tambiraparani river only. The priest fetching the water from Tambiraparani is accompanied by auspicious music.?


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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