Friday, April 28, 2017

Adhi Varaha Perumal Temple, Kallidaikurichi, Thirunelveli

Adhi Varaha Perumal Temple, Kallidaikurichi, Thirunelveli
Adhi Varaha Perumal Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located at Kallidaikurichi in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. This place is also called as Kalyanapuri and Tirukarandhai. Kallidaikurichi is located on the Thirunelveli - Papanasam Highway on the Southern Banks of Tamaraibarani river. The Temple is believed to be around 850 years old. Muthu Swamy Dikshidar has composed songs about this Lord. This place is also called as Varaha Kshetram.





Legends
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The Temple
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Temple 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.
Festivals
Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May, Vaikasi Vasanthotsavam, Avani Pavitrotsavam, 20day Utsavam in Margazhi, 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. There are a minimum of 40 Garuda Seva at this temple annual, one of the highest in the country.
Singers
One of the Tri Murthies of Carnatic Music, Muthuswamy Dikshidar has composed Lakshmi Varaha Bajaham Krithis (Abhogi Raga) about this Lord where he refers to this Lord as ‘Tamaraibarani Theera Kubera Prathistitham’. Recently, Kallidai Vasan, a longtime resident of this place, has composed 50 songs on Aadhi Varaha Perumal of Kallidaikurichi that is presented at this temple regularly. The songs titled ‘Vasamalargal’ were launched on the 2nd Saturday of Puratasi in 2006.
Prayers
Devotees pray for success in dispute concerning land and prosperity. Devotees perform special Tirumanjanam for Lord offering sweet pudding-Sarkarai Pongal- and arrange Garuda Seva – Lord appearing on His eagle vehicle Garuda.
Contact
Sri Adhi Varaha Perumal Temple,
Kallidaikurichi – 627 416,
Thirunelveli District
Phone: +91 – 4634 – 250 302
Mobile: +91 – 94431 59402
Connectivity
Kallidaikurichi is located on the Southern bank of the river Thamirabarani at about 12 Kms West of Cheranmahadevi, 8 Kms from Veeravanallur, 4 Kms from Ambasamudram, 43 kms from Thirunelveli, 210 Kms from Madurai and 147 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. The temple is located very close to the bus stop. Nearest Railway Station is located at Ambasamudram. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

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