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Sri Kalyana Varadaraja Perumal temple
 
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Moolavar: Kalyana Varadaraja Perumal
  Urchavar: Pavala Vannar
  Amman / Thayar: Perundevi
  Thala Virutcham: Maghizham
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : Vaikanasam
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: Padmapuram
  City: Tiruvottriyur
  District: Chennai
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  !0 day Acharya Sri Ramanuja Vizha in Chithirai (April-May), Vaikasi Brahmmotsava in May-June, Krishna Jayanthi in August-September, Masi Magam in February-March and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals of the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Mother Perundevi graces from a shrine left that of the Lord. There is a separate shrine for Navagrahas-nine planets. All the planets are installed on a stage designed as lotus petal.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Kalyana Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Kaladipettai, Chennai – 600 019.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91- 99401 73559. 
    
 General Information:
     
 

The Vimana of the Lord’s shrine is of the Tridala design.  Gopuja – cow puja is perfomed daily before the shrine of the Lord.  Lord Sri Rama, Mother Sri Andal, Sri Anjaneya and Sri Chakarathalwar-the deity of the discus of the Lord grace from separate shrines in the temple.  Theerthavari festival is celebrated in Vaikasi-May-June. The temple is situated so centrally that the devotees can also conveniently visit the Thyagaraja temple, North faced Lord Dakshinamurthy temple and Pattinathar temple.  A devotee cannot afford to miss these temples.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Lord Kalyana Varadaraja blesses His devotees all happy and prosperous family life.  Obstacles in the way of wedding efforts will vanish automatically.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees arrange special Tirumanjanam to Lord and Mother and offer vastras. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

Procession deity Pavalavanna Perumal of the temple enjoys special reputation in the temple with a staff in His left hand.  The wedding festival is celebrated on the Panguni Uthiram day.  He comes to the Mandap with Mothers Sridevi and Bhoodevi before the Mother Perundevi shrine where the festival is celebrated.  Throughout the day Perumal grants darshan with Mother.  After special Tirumanjanam, He returns to the sanctum sanctorum.  During the wedding festival, those facing wedding problems offer unstripped coconut as nivedhana, take it home and do pujas in the faith that their wedding would soon happen.  As Perumal grants wedding boon, He is praised as Kalyana Varadaraja Perumal – Wedding Boon Perumal.

 

A 9 day festival in connection with Sri Rama Navami (Lord Sri Rama’s birth day) is celebrated in the temple.  As this is celebrated after the birth of Sri Rama, this is called Janana Utsav.  In this temple, this festival begins 9 days earlier and ends on Navami the birth day of the Lord, hence called Garpa Utsav – Utsav when the Lord was in Mother Kausalya’s womb.  The coronation of Sri Rama is celebrated on this day.  Earlier, it was an 18 day Garba and Birth Utsav covering both the periods.  Now, the Garba Utsav only is celebrated.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

One Vijayaraghavachariar, a Vishnu devotee was in the service of a white officer in charge of administration of this region.  He will begin his daily work only after worshipping Pavalavanna Perumal in Kancheepuram.  As he was travelling to Kancheepuram daily, the officer Colat Durai built this Perumal temple for the convenience of his trusted agent.  Mr. Vijayaraghavachariar continued the Kancheepuram vist.  When questioned by Mr. Colat, he said that the beauty of the procession deity drew him there.  Colat immediately arranged to bring that deity here.  Pavalavanna Nather told his devotee that he did not differ in appearance anywhere to His devotees.  “I am in the hearts of my devotees” He said. Vijayaraghavachariar rendered his services to his Lord throughout his life time.

 
     
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