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Diya Aur Baati Hum
Diya Aur Baati Hum

thought for the day- pg 66- ASHTALAKSHMI STOTRAM (Page 59)

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Posted: 16 April 2014 at 12:55am | IP Logged
I had been to Bhadrachalam when I was undergoing a training at Hyderabad.  It is a worth place to visit.  There is also a dam built across Godavary enroute.  Long queues would be there to see the main deity.  Similarly one has to visit Thiruvaiyaru to see the temple constructed for saint Thygaraja where Pancharatna kritis are sung by all musicians on his birth star every year.

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Thanks for sharing an unknown story so far.

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thank you for sharing rama

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Thanks for sharing Rama ka...

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thanks for sharing thala 

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ThiruVidanthai Nithya Kalyana Perumal

Lord Vishnu came here as a Brahmachaari and married one girl a day

Unmarried people will find their life partner immediately if they visit this temple

Located on East Coast Road, about 40 kms South of Madras and 1 km North of Crocodile bank is the Nithya Kalyana Perumal Koil at Thiruvidanthai.

Brahmachaari Lord getting married here
Lord Narayana came here as a Brahmachaari, answering the prayers of Kaalava Rishi and married 360 young daughters of the Rishi in one year. On the last day, he is said to have merged them into one and given darshan with Goddess on his left. Hence the Goddess here is called Agila Valli Thaayaar'. Having married one girl a day here at this temple, the Lord is called Nithya Kalyana Perumal'.

Being the place where the Lord married every day of the year, it is believed to be a very auspicious temple relating to marriage. Legend has it that unmarried people will immediately find their life partner if they visit this place and offer their prayers to Nithya Kalyana Perumal. The temple priests confirm that they have been a witness to the Lord answering instantly the prayers of unmarried men and women and their parents.

Unique Posture of the Lord
At this temple, one finds the Lord in a unique standing posture facing East. While one leg is on the ground, the other is on Adhisheshan and his wife. And he is seen balancing Goddess Agila Valli on his left thigh.

Bali's penance and Aadhi Varaha providing Darshan
Asuras wanted to take on the Devas and sought the help of Bali, son of Asura Meganathan. Bali, known for his fairness, asked them not to fight the Devas without a cause and refused to support the Asuras. Without Bali's participation, the Asuras were soundly defeated. The Asuras surrendered to Bali and once again requested him to fight for them. Pushed by the Asuras, Bali agreed and under his leadership the Asuras won.

Bali is said to have undertaken penance here at Thiruvidanthai to atone the sin of fighting the Devas without a just cause. Pleased with his prayers, Lord Aadhi Varaaha is believed to have appeared before him and provided Moksham to him at this place.

Chozha Kings and Thiruvidanthai temple
Raja Raja Chozha celebrated a 7day festival in Aavani and a 9day festival in Panguni. He is also said to have fed a number of Brahmins here. Vijaya Rajendra Chozha  donated this entire village to the Thiruvidanthai Lord.

The Name Thiru Vidanthai

This place is also called Nithya Kalyana Puri, Sri Puri and Varaaha Puri. As the Lord merged 360 girls into one and appeared with the Goddess on his left on the last day, this place is called Thiru- Idanthai (Thiru-Goddess, Idanthai-left side), which in course of time became ThiruVidanthai.

Quick Facts

Deity      : Aadhi Varaaha Perumal East Facing standing posture
Goddess : Agila Valli Naachiyar
Utsavar  : Nithya Kalyana Perumal

Azhvaar  :ThiruMangai Azhvaar - 13 Paasurams

Temple Timing : 6am -12noon and 3pm-8pm

Contact   : 044 27472235

How to reach
Location: 40 kms South of Madras along the East Coast Road

Buses ply from Madras to this temple (bus nos. 117,118,188V, 188K, 188A) on East Coast Road

By Car, one can reach the temple within 45mts from Madras.

One can visit both Thiru Kadan Mallai (Sthala Sayana Perumal at Maamallapuram)
and ThiruVidanthai Divya Desams on the same day.

Edited by -Liebe- - 17 April 2014 at 12:56am

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Shri Nithyakalyana Perumal Thiruvidanthai A divya desam

This temple is closer to Chennai on the east coast road.It is very famous for marriage The lord here marries 360 daughters of a rishi so he is called nithyas kalyana perumal. Unwed men and women will have their weddings completed soon if they pray here.
How to reach
On the ECR from Chennai to Mahabalipuram after 40 kms from chennai and 1 km before the snake park you will see the temple arch the temple is just a furlong away

Kaalava rishi had 360 daughters who he wanted to marry off to the lord. He did so after penance and the lord gracefully accepted the brides one on each day! so he is called Nithya kalyana perumal.
Bali chakravarthy was asked by the asuras to wage a war without reason he refused. He was pressurised to lead the asura army which won over the devas. To repent for waging an unwanted war he did penance here.
As you enter the main gate you see a long praharam with a  mantapam on the right
as you enter the second courtyard you se the moolavar in his sannidhi
The lord here is about 7 feet tall and is in the varaha avatara with the consort on his left thigh. He is standing with the right leg balanced on Adisesha and the left leg lifted and supporting mahalakshmi ( Pic from Wikipedia)

There is a seperate Mahalakshmi sannidhi and Andal sannidhi. The hall on the right also has a seperate Ranganathar sannidhi

(Pallikonda Ranganathar Sannidhi above) There will be copious puliyodharai here as prasadam of Kalyana utsavam
Mangalashasanam (from Wikipedia)
Thirumangai Alvar has sung is praise of Lord Nithyakalyana Perumal.


Thulambadu Muruval Thozhi Yarkku Arulaal
Thunai Mulai Saanndhu Kondaniyaal
Kulambadu Kuvalaik Kanninai Yezhudhaal
Kolan Naan Malar Kuzhar Kaniyaal
Maal Ennum Maal Ina Mozhiyaal
Ilam Badiyi Vulak Kenni Naindhirunndhaay
Idavenndhai Yenndhai Piraane!

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Posted: 17 April 2014 at 1:15am | IP Logged
tfs av
that was very informative
thanks for adding the contact details of the temple

will visit the temple for sure

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