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Thiruvidanthai Temple

Lord Varaha Temple

Thiruvidanthai Temple, one of the 108 Divya Desams, is situated at Thiruvidanthai in Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu. The presiding deity here is Sri Lakshmi Adi Varaha (Lord Vishnu), also known as Sri Nithya Kalyana Perumal .

The main deity is 3 m high and the lord possesses a conch in his upraised right hand and Sudarsana Chakra in his left. The presiding goddess is Akhilavalli Ammal.

The annual festival, Thaipusam, is celebrated with much pomp and splendor. Painguni Utram, celebrated for 9 days, is another major draw. Thousands of devotees visit the shrine every year.

Thiruvidanthai Temple, also known as Lord Varaha Temple, is about 40 km south of Chennai.

Updated on 3rd September, 2005
District: Kanchipuram


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