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Thiruvidanthai Nithya Kalyana Perumal temple is dedicated to Lord Adi Varaha Perumal (Lord Vishnu in the form of Wild Boar). It is the 62nd temple of 108 Divya Desam vishnu Temples. Mangalasasanam (Praised as a holy Shrine) to this temple was done by Thirumangai Alwar (One of the 12 Alwars Saints).  This Sthalam (Temple) is one of the 22 Divya Desam Temples in Thondai Nadu. 
Thiruvidanthai Nithya Kalyana Perumal temple

Thiruvidanthai  - Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple
Main Deity
Lord Vishnu
Sri Boodevi Sameda Sri Adi Varahar
Goddess Name
Sri Komalavalli Thayar
Thiruvidanthai (திருவிடந்தை)
108 Divya Desam, Praised by Thirumangai Alwar
Varaha Kshetram,
Built in
8th Century A.D. by Pallavas
Travel Base
Near By
Mahabalipuram, Crocodile Bank

It is located on East Coast Road (ECR) betwen Chennai-Thiruvanmiyur to Mahabalipuram , about 24 Kilometers south of Thiruvanmiyur and and around 19 Km North of Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram).  

This temple is widely believed to bestow good luck to those wishing to get married, and help remove obstacles that prevent marriages. The temple is more than 1000 Years Old. Based on the inscriptions found in the temple, it is said to be built by pallavas around 8th Century A.D. This temple well known to locals as Nitya Kalyana Perumal Temple. It is considered a Varaha Kshetram.

Thiruvidandai Temple has three Theerthams (Holy Ponds) namely Kalyana Theertham, Varaha Theertham and Ranganathar Theertham

Temple History : Sage Gavalaa Maharishi had 360 daughters. He was determined to get them married. He prayed to Lord Vishnu. The Lord who resides here promised the sage that he would marry one daughter a day and married all 360 in a year. So the Lord is called 'Nithya Kalyana Perumal'. The Lord then immediately converted all the daughters into one and kept on his left lap. Hence the name is called "ThiruVidandai".

Sage Markandeya and King Mahabali visited the kshetram. Pilgrims visit for the blessings of Lord Nithyakalyana Perumal. Those who want to get married offer two garlands. After Puja, the priest gives back one of the garlands. The person wears that garland and does Pradakshinam. Marriage follows soon after.

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