Lord Varaha Swamy (Vishnu)

Temple History

Sri Nithya Kalyana Swamy Perumal temple, Thiruvidanthai is a Famous temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Varaha Avatar) along with his wife Shri Komalavalli Thayar(incarnation of Sri Lakshmi). This temple is about 1000 years old and No.60 in the 108 Divya Desams. Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple was built by Pallavas.

There is a dot on the cheek of the Lord which is considered as a protection from the jealous look of others. Lord Perumal in the temple appears with one foot on earth, the other on the heads of Adisesha and having his wife Shri Komalavalli Thayar on his left lap .

During Thretha Yuga, Bali the son of king Meganathan was ruling the
kingdom in a righteous way. Demons Mali, Malyavan and Sumali and others
sought the help of Bali to fight against the devas. Bali simply declined to
help them. The demons fought alone were defeated by the Devas. They
came again to Bali for help which he obliged this time. Bali won the war but
was afflicted with Brahmmahati dosha. He came to this place for relief and
performed penance on Lord Perumal. Pleased with his penance, Perumal
appeared before Bali and granted darshan in Varaha Rupa.
Sage Kuni and his daughter performed penance on Lord Narayana to reach
Sorga-Paradise. Kuni alone reached Sorga but not the daughter. Maharshi
Narada told the young girl that she could not reach Sorga as she was not
married. He requested other sages to marry her. One Kalava Maharshi
married her and got 360 female children. He performed penance on Lord
Narayana begging Him to marry his daughters. Narayana did not come. A
brahmmachari – bachelor came one day there saying that he was on a
Divyadesa Yatra. As he was very handsome as Nayarana, the sage requested
him to marry his daughters. He agreed and married one each day. On the
last day, He showed what He was. He was but Narayana in the form of
Varaha. He fused all the daughters into one and had them on His left lap.
As Perumal had them together in one form on His Left Lap (left in Tamil is
Idam) the place came to be known as Tiruvidavendhai which later changed as

This is the place of prayer suggested to those affected with evil looks, adverse aspects of serpent planets Rahu and Kethu and those facing delays in marriage. The Wedding festival(Kalyanam of God & Goddess) is celebrated throughout the year in this temple .


Additional Information

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Chennai is the nearest city to reach the temple which is just 30 kms from Thiruvidanthai. Good transportation facilities are available from Chennai city. This temple is situated near to the Chennai-Kovalam road. Thiruvidanthai bus stop is just 1.5 kms.

Chennai Central Railway station is 40 kms and Chengalpattu Junction 36 kms. Chennai International Airport is 39 kms from the temple.
  • 6:00 am to 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Contact Person: Temple Office
  • Contact Number: +91 44 2747 2235