Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple, Thiruvidanthai- Overview
Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is located at, Thiruvidanthai, which is about 40 km from Chennai. It is one of the 108 Divya Deshas of Lord Vishnu and is highly revered in “Nalayira Divya Prapandam”, a holy scripture of Vaishnavas. Many Alwar saints have praised this temple.
Many devotees who wish to get a good life partner offer prayers at this temple to get a good life partner. This temple is believed to be self-manifested by Lord Varaha and Komalavalli. It has been declared as a monument by the Archaeological Survey of India.
History of this Temple
Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple was built during the reign of the Pallavas, where other major temples built by them were Mamallapuram and Tiruvidanthai. This temple dates back to the 1st century, and there are many inscriptions on the temple, from where many facts about the temple are known.
It is also believed that many kings were interested in this temple and gifted many things. King Rashtrakuta presented a lamp, and several inscriptions say that the Chola kings worked for the construction and enhancement of this temple.
Architecture of this Temple
Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple was built by the Pallavas, which is more than 2000 years ago. It is a beautiful temple on the banks of the Bay of Bengal. The temple has a beautiful pillared hall with intricate carvings on the pillars.
The entire structure is built in granite stones, and is filled with lots of inscriptions, which help people to know more about the history. There is a temple tank here, which is very sacred, and all the water needed for the rituals is taken from here. There are several temples dedicated to Lord Rangnantha and his consort Devi Ranganayagi.
Place to visit near Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple
The famous Marina Beach is located along the Bay of Bengal coast in Chennai, is the longest beach in India and one of the longest in the world. If you want to see the beauty of the beach better, then you should come here in the evening at the time of sunset. You can buy trinkets like artificial jewellery, shell souvenirs from the stalls here.
Ashtalakshmi Temple is a few kilometers away from Besant Beach, which is known to be the abode of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and knowledge. The divine atmosphere of this temple will make you feel at ease. Apart from these, idols of Dashavatara, Ganesha and Guruvayoorappan can also be seen here. The grandeur of the architecture lies in its ‘Om’ shaped design, which makes it one of the most attractive places to visit in Chennai.
How to reach Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple
By Air- The nearest airport to this temple is located in Chennai which is at the distance of 40km from the temple. This is an international airport so anyone from any part of the country reach here easily.
By Train- The nearest railway station to this temple is located in Chennai. From here you can easily reach this temple by using local transport.
By Road- This temple Road is well connected to various other cities so anyone can reach this temple easily from any part of the country.
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