Aathi Varaha Perumal Kumbakonam


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Prarthana Sthalam for the unmarried – Bhoodevi thaayar is said to provide relief from land related problems. Sarangapani Aaravamudhan and Chakrapani Perumal visit this temple on the 7th day of Chitrai every year

Located just behind the Chakrapani temple in Thiru Kudanthai is the ancient Aathi Varaha Perumal Koil, a temple that dates back to the Varaha Avatar.

The Story
Having not allowed the Rishis for a direct darshan of the Lord at his abode in Sri Vaikuntam, the security guards (Dwarapalakas)- Jayan and Vijayan- were cursed to serve tenures as asuras. Hence, they were born as Hiranya-Hiranyakashipu, Kumbakarna-Ravana and Dhandavatran-Sishupala.

During the first of their `Stints in this asura form, Hiranyaksha takes Goddess Earth to the Nether World. Lord Narayana took the Varaha Avatar to defeat the asura and bring Bhoo Devi back to the earth.

Having brought the earth back and as per the prayers of the rishis, Lord Varaha provided darshan here with Goddess Bhoo Devi on his lap.

The Name
As this temple dates back to a period before the other three well known temples of this temple town–Sarangapani, Ramaswamy and Chakrapani, the Lord here is referred to as Aathi Varaha Perumal.

Prarthana Sthalam
As the Lord came together again with Bhoo devi at this place and provided darshan in a Kalyana Kolam, this temple is said to be a prarthana Sthalam for unmarried people.

Also, Aathi Varaha Perumal and Ambuja Valli Thaayar are said to provide solutions to all land/ house related issues if one offers sincere prayers at this temple on Tuesdays.

Joint visits to this temple by couples and performing special archanai here is said to prevent separation and keep the couples together.


10 day Brahmotsavam in Maasi
Pavitrotsavam in Aavani
10 day Navathri Utsavam

On the 7th day of Chitrai, the Lord from Sarangapani and Chakrapani temples come here on a procession.

Quick Facts
Moolavar: Aathi Varaha Perumal with Bhoo Devi on his lap
Goddess : Ambuja Valli Thaayar
Temple Time: 8am-11am and 5pm-830pm
Priest contact number : S. Krishna Kumar Bhattar @ 94422 26413

How to reach
An auto from Kumbakonam bus stand will cost Rs. 40/- and from Railway Station will cost Rs.50/-

Source: prtraveller



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