Sri Kalyana Varadharaja Perumal Temple is located in Avanam Paruthiyur, near Sengalipuram in the Nannilam subdivision, about 3 Kms away from Kodavasal or Plavadi, in Thiruvarur district. Paruthiyur is about 25 Km from Kumbakonam.
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From Kumbakonam, take the road route towards Nachiar Kovil and Plavadi. From Plavadi or Kodavasal, bhakthas can walk or take the auto service to Avanam Paruthiyur. Frequent busses from Kumbakonam to Nachiar Koil, Nagapattinam, Plavadi, Kodavasal Nannilam, Madhirimangalam, Thirumarugai, etc. pass through Paruthiyur.
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The Presiding Deities:
Paruthiyur Sri Adhi Varadaraja Perumal: Sri Adhi Varadharaja Perumal facing east in the Paruthiyur Temple is bestowing his grace with 'Prayoga-Chakra". This chakra is believed to have been sent to protect King Ambarisha, a Vishnu devotee, from the curse of the famous sage Duruvasa. In rage Duruvasa created a demon out of a strand of his hair to kill Ambarisha. King Ambarisha prayed to the Lord. Lord Narayana's Sudarshana intervened and destroyed the demon and protected King Ambarisha. The Lord protects all devotees from any kind of evil.
Paruthiyur Sri Mahalakshmi Thayar: Paruthiyur Mahalakshmi thayar the consort of Kalyana Vardharaja Perumal, is an exact replica of Triplicane Parthasarathy Temple Vedavalli Thayar. Worshipping this Parithiyur Mahalakshmi is said to be to obtain health, wealth and prosperity. Mahalakshmi thaayaar is very special to bhakthas seeking boons instantly. An aura of divine happiness, mental and spiritual satisfaction, and prosperity always exists around her.
Sri Sudarshana Chakra: Hindu mythology is full of references regarding the relationship and synergy between the Chakram and Lord Vishnu. Sudarshana Chakra or the divine disc of Maha Vishnu is one of the Lordís prominent weapons in annihilating evil forces. Usually Vishnu's Sudarshana Chakra in most temples is held on the side but in the Paruthiyur Temple it is in a very rare Prayoga state - as if it is in use. It is stated in the Ahirbudhnya Samhita that when the devotees are suffering from the afflictions caused by incurable diseases, sorcery, or enemies, Lord Sudarshana dispels his fierce form and comes to their protection. The benefits of Prayers and Homas to Sudarshana are innumerable and it is stated in the palasthuthi of Sudarsan sataka that God Vishnu with Lakshmi has entrusted the task of protecting the world to Sudarsana and he will confer Arogya, Aiswarya, Deerga Ayuh and confer all desired benefits to the devotees.
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Paruthiyur Sri Kodandarama Rama Parivaar: Astonishing, tall and beautiful Paruthiyur Ramar Sannadhi is in this temple. It is believed that performing Pujas to Paruthiyur Ramar would eliminate Graha dhoshas, family feuds will vanish and bring unity and ensure lot of happiness and joy within the family. The Anjaneya facing the East, wards off the troubles caused by bad influences of the planets and Bhaktas get purification of heart (Chitta-suddhi) and confers all prosperity-Ashta Aishwarya.
Kodandarama Theertham (Mela Kulam) and
Kudamurutti Nadhi, Tributary of Cauvery
Vaikunta Ekadesi is a very popular festival for Varadharaja Perumal. Aadi Velli, Navarathi & Deepavali are auspicious for Paruthiyur Mahalakshmi, Purattasi Saturdays are celebrated for Paruthiyur Anjaneya and Rama Navami is a grand 10 day Utsavam in this temple.
Paruthiyur Perumal Temple,
Mahalakshmi Sameda Sri Kalyana Varadharaja Perumal Koil,
31, Agraharam, Avanam Parithiyur P.O,
Via Sengalipuram, Kodavasal Taluk,
Thiruvarur District, TN 612604.
E-Mail : PKSparivaar@yahoo.com
Tel: 97868 67387.
So, bhakthas, if you are going towards Thiruvarur, never miss this temple of Sri Kalyana Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Paruthiyur.