About the temple
The presiding diety of the temple is Laxmi Varaha perumal and the utsavar is known as Nitya Kalyana perumal. This is one of the 108 divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas in Tondai naadu. The lord is found in a very unique posture of one leg on the ground, one above Adisheshan and his spouse and Agilavalli thayaar on the left thigh. The Lord is said to have married all the 360 daughters of Sage Kaalava each day throughout the year and so the name ‘Nithya (daily) Kalyana( marriage) perumal’. On the final day, the lord merged all of them into one called Agilavalli thayaar. Sthala Sayana perumal temple, another divyadesam at Thirukadalmallai is close by and both the temples can be covered at the same time.
How to reach
The temple is easily accessible from Chennai and is near Kovalam. It is about 40 kms from Chennai on the East Coast Road that connects Chennai to Mahabalipuram. Lots of buses ply from various parts of the city to Mahabalipuram/Mamallapuram. Another option would be to catch a bus to kovalam and then travel from there by an auto. The temple is at a walkable distance from the bus stop on ECR road.
Nearest Railhead and airport: Chennai
Aadhi Varaha Perumal
Specialty of the temple
It is believed that if unmarried boys and girls come to the temple and offer prayers to the lord, they would find their life partners soon. The devotee has to offer garland to the lord and do pradakshina wearing the same garland. Then the garland has to be kept in the puja room. Doing so, would grant the wish of the devotee to find a suitable spouse at the earliest.
Pushkarni and Vimanam
The temple ponds are known as Kalyana theertham and Varaha theertham.
The Vimanam is known as Kalyana Vimanam.
Temple timings and contact details
The temple is open from 6 am in the morning to 12 noon and again from 3 pm to 8 pm in the afternoons. Weekends see the maximum rush to the temple and so the travel has to be planned accordingly.
The contact person name is Sriram Bhattar (27472522-STD code is 04114)