Sri Kalyana Varadharaja Perumal Temple is an ancient temple that exists in Paruthiyur. When one enters the small village of Avanam Paruthiyur, on the banks of Kudamurutti river, a tributary of the Kaveri, one can see the Kalyana Varadharaja Perumal Temple.
The main moorthy Sri Adhi Varadharaja Perumal in the Paruthiyur Temple is bestowing his grace with ‘Prayoga-Chakra”. This chakra is believed to have been sent to protect King Ambarisha, a Vishnu devotee, from the curse of Durvasa, the famous sage. In Duruvasas he rage created a demon to kill Ambarisha, out of a strand of his hair. King Ambarisha prayed to his favorite God Vishnu. Lord Narayana’s Sudarshana intervened and destroyed the demon and protected King Ambarisha. Sudarshana Chakra or the divine disc of Maha Vishnu is one of the Lord’s prominent weapons in annhilating evil forces. Usually Vishnu’s Sudarshana Chakra in most temples is held on the side but in the Paruthiyur temple it is in a rare Prayoga state – as if it is in use. It is believed that it is this Chakra that was used by the Lord against Durvasa. Hence there are also no houses built on the south side of the street across the Temple. The benefits of Prayers and Homas to Sudarshana are innumerable. It is stated in the Ahirbudhnya Samhita that when the devotees are suffering from the afflictions caused by incurable diseases, sorcery, or enemies, Lord Sudarshana dispels his fierce form and comes to their protection.
Sri Kalyana Varadaraja Perumal:
Since the Lord Adhi Varadharaja Perumal was very powerful with the Chakra weapon and was very fierce another Vishnu, Sri Kalyana Varadharajar was also erected in the same Sannadhi. This Permual blesses bestows well-being to bhaktas. These Panchaloka Utsava idols of this Temple are very ancient 10th century Chola bronze.
Paruthiyur Sri Mahalakshmi Thayar:
Paruthiyur Sri Mahalakshmi thayar the consort of Sri Kalyana Vardharaja Perumal, is an exact replica of Triplicane Parthasarathy Temple Vedavalli Thayar. Worshipping this Parithiyur Mahalakshmi is said to be to obtain health, wealth and prosperity. An aura of divine happiness, mental and spiritual satisfaction, and prosperity always exists around her.
– Sri Rama Navami is a grand 10 day Utsavam
– Vaikunta Ekadesi
– Aadi Velli, Navarathi, Deepavali are auspicious festive days for Thayar.
– Purattasi Saturdays are celebrated for Sri Anjaneya.
Panagam, Buttermilk and Sundal are the popular prasadhams made and distributed during the festive seasons for the devotees.
How to reach there ?
Kumbakonam is the nearest town from Paruthiyur about 25 Kms away. Buses from Kumbakonam to Nachiar Koil, Nagapattinam, Plavadi, Kodavasal, Nannilam, Madhirimangalam, Thirumarugai, etc. pass through Paruthiyur.