Sri Aadhi Varaha Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram

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057. ThirukKaLvanoor – Sri Aadhi Varaha Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram

About the Temple & Location:

Aadhi Varaha PerumalThis Divyadesam is situated inside Sri Kamakshi Amman temple in Big Kanchipuram. It is situated on the right side of the Garbagraham of Ambaal (Moolavar sannadhi).

Sthlapuranam :

Once, when Lord Shiva and Devi Paarvathi had a Quarrel between them and as a result Lord Shiva gave Sabham (cursing) to Paarvathi. And, after getting pleased by Paarvathi, Lord Shiva asked her to make Tapas by standing in one leg. After satisfied with the severe tapas of Paarvathi, Lord Shivan accepted her once again.

When Kamakshi and Sri Lakshmi were taking bath in Kama Koshtam, Emperumaan saw them by hiding behind a pillar and hearing what they were speaking. Parvathi, who resembled as “Kamakshi” found that Sriman Narayanan is watching them and so she gave the punishment by first making him stand and then to sit and finally to Kidantha (lying posture) stage.

Becaue of this, he is found in all the 3 sevas (i.e) Nindra, Irundha and Kidantha seva on the North side of the pond of this koil.

Since, Sriman Narayanan saw them taking bath without knowing them, parvathi kept him the name as “Kalvan” and this Divyadesam is called as “Thirukkalvanoor”.

Moolavar and Thaayar:

The Perumal of this sthalam is Aadhi Varaha Perumal. He is found in Standing position facing West direction. Prathyaksham for Ashvattha Naarayanan.


Anjilai Valli Naachiyar. Found in next maadam in the next wall to Aadhi Varaha Perumal.


  • Thiru Mangai Alwar – 1 Paasuram.
    Total – 1 Paasuram.


  • Nithiya Pushkarani.

Vaamana Vimanam.

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