Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple, the main deity of the holy shrine is Varaha Swamy who is called Nithya Kalyana Perumal. The temple is one of the 108 Tirupathi which was sung by the Vaishnavite Saints.
Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple
The temple is considered to be 1000years old and is one of the 108 Divya Desam. Young girls and boys who were about to tie the knot visited the temple prior to their marriage.
Here, we will narrate the history of the temple and what made the temple to come into existence. During the Thretha Yuga, King Meganathan’s son named Bali was the ruler of the kingdom in a just way.
Demons named Mali, Sumali and Malyavan including others went to ask Bali for help to defeat devas. To this request, Bali simply refused to put forward his helping hand. Thus, the demons lost owing to the fact that they fought all alone.
They again took the effort to ask Bali for helping them to which Bali agreed. Thus, Bali came out victorious, however, was attacked with Brahmmahati dosha. This made Bali come to the place and perform fasting in the name of Lord Perumal.
Lord Perumal was extremely pleased by Bali’s penance and thus appeared in front of him in form of Varaha Rupa.
Sage Kuni along with his daughter got involved into performing a penance in order to reach Swarg or Paradise. However, Kuni alone went to Swarg but not his daughter.
On inquiry, Maharshi Narada told the young blooming woman that since she was unmarried, she was not eligible to reach Swarg. So, he asked for a favour from the other sages and told them to marry her. One of the sages named Kalava Maharshi got married her and thus together they gave birth to 360 female children.
He carried a session of penance in the name of Lord Narayana and begged to tie the holy knot with his daughters. Yet, Narayana did not appear but a brahmacharya or a bachelor came on a auspicious day stating that he was then a part of the Divyadesa Yatra. Since this person was quite handsome he was requested to marry the 360 daughters of the sage.
He agreed to do so and married each girl one day. Last day, however, a miracle happened and showed his actual face that he was none other than Narayana himself. He merged all the 360 daughters into one human body and they were sitting on his legs.
Since, Perumal merged them all into one figure on his left leg, the place got its name Tiruvidavendhai which afterwards came to be known as Tiruvidandhai. Thus, this is how the temple came into existence.
Speciality or Significance
The temple is of great significance. Out of the 108 Divya Desas of Lord Vishnu, this is the one and the most important temple where wedding festival takes place all around the year, i.e. 365 days in a year.
It is also advised that women who are facing a delay in their marriage should pray the Mother of the temple so as to tie the knot faster.
This is the place where prayers are carried out on those people who have been affected by the evil look and adverse characteristics of serpent planet Rahu and Kethu as well as those facing problem in their marriage.
Timings of the Temple
The temple timings are quite specific and they are followed by heart by the members of the temple association.
As per the senior members of the temple association, the temple timing is divided into two parts. Once the temple opens at 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. and again the temple opens at 3p.m to 8p.m.
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