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History and Significance of Sri Adhi Varaha Perumal Temple, Kallidaikurichi 

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.

History of Sri Adhi Varaha Perumal Temple, Kallidaikurichi

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.

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