Varaha Perumal Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Kumbakonam Town in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Adhi Varaha Perumal / Varaha Perumal and Mother is called as Ambujavalli.The temple is one of 5 Vaishnava Temples connected with the Mahamaham festival, which takes place in Kumbakonam every 12 years. The Temple is situated between two rivers, Cauvery and Arasalaru. in the heart of Kumbakonam.The Mahasamprokshanam of the temple was held on 26 October 2015.
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Demon Hiranyalcsha took the Mother earth to Padala Loka, deep under the earth and hid her there. Devas prayed to Lord Vishnu to save the Earth. Lord took Varaha incarnation (a colossal swine with a horn on the nose) and brought out Mother Earth. Lord Varaha provided darshan here with Goddess Bhoo Devi on his lap.
Aathi Varaha Perumal
This temple was in existence before the other three well known temples of this temple town namely Sarangapani, Ramaswamy and Chakrapani. Hence, the Lord of this Temple is referred to as Aathi Varaha Perumal.
Varaha Perumal Temple Kumbakonam History
The Temple This is a small Temple. Presiding Deity is called as Adhi Varaha Perumal / Varaha Perumal. He is gracing the devotees with his consort Bhoomidevi on his left lap. Mother is facing Perumal in worshipping posture.The procession deity, also Aadhi Varaha with his left foot on Adisesha is standing before Lord in a sitting posture. The Varaha Salagrama with symbols of discus and conch is also before Lord. Milk abishek is performed to Salagrama every day.
Mother is called as Ambujavalli. She is housed in a separate shrine. There are shrines for Vishwaksena and Acharya Nikamanda Maha Desika in the temple premises. Nagas is installed under the Tulsi plant in the prakara. Theertham associated with this Temple is Varaha Theertham. It is situated outside the Temple.
Varaha Perumal Temple Kumbakonam Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 08.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 05.00 p.m. to 08.00 p.m.
Varaha Perumal Temple Kumbakonam Festivals
10-day Brahmotsavam in Maasi, Pavitrotsavam in Aavani, 10-day Navaratri Utsavam and Garuda Sevai are the main festivals celebrated here. Sarangapani Aravamudhan and Chakrapani Perumal visit this temple on the 7th day of Chithirai every year.
Varaha Perumal Temple Kumbakonam Prayers
This temple is considered as Prarthana Sthalam for unmarried people. People pray for removal of obstacles in marriage talks and for child boon. Those facing adverse aspects of serpent planets Rahu and Ketu worship Nagas under Tulsi plant here by lighting Deepas. Those facing litigations in land property related matters. pray to Perumal for solution. During the Arthajama Puja (last puja at night in temples) a nivedhana made of a powder from a root growing under the grass and mixed with rice flour and sugar is offered to Lord.
These flour balls are offered as Prasad to devotees the next morning. As Lord rescued Mother Earth from deep Padala Loka, a nivedhana made of a root growing under the earth is offered to the Lord. Joint visits to this temple by couples and performing special archanai here is said to prevent separation and keep the couples together.
How to Reach Varaha Perumal Temple Kumbakonam?
The Temple is located at about 3 Kms from Kumbakonam Railway Station and 3 Kms from Kumbakonam Bus Stand. The Temple is located behind Chakrapani Temple. Kumbakonam is well-connected by road and rail with the rest of India. Kumbakonam is located at about 6 Kms from Thirunageswaram, 8 Kms from Patteeswaram, 9 Kms from Thiruvidaimarudur, 9 Kms from Nachiyar Koil, 15 Kms from Papanasam, 34 Kms from Mayiladuthurai, 35 Kms from Thiruvaiyaru, 40 Kms from Thanjavur, 42 Kms from Thiruvarur, 88 Kms from Trichy, 101 Kms from Trichy Airport and 283 Kms from Chennai.
There are regular government and private bus services to Chennai, Thanjavur, Mannargudi, Trichy, Chidambaram, Tiruppur, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Coimbatore, Palani. Thoothukudi, Madurai, Sivagangai, Puducherry and Tirunelveli. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) operates daily services from Bengaluru and Mysuru to Kumbakonam.