Abhimana Kshetram !! Sri Kaliyuga Varadaraja Swami Temple, Ariyalur !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Sri Kaliyuga Varadaraja Swami Temple is one of the Abhimana Kshetram of Lord Vishnu located in Kallankuruchi, Ariyalur, Tamil Nadu.


Presiding deity –  Utsavar Sri Kaliyuga Varadaraja Swami with his consort Goddesses Sri Sridevi & Bhoodevi, Moolavar a sacred pillar is worshipped as the presiding deity with his consorts.  This temple of Lord Varadaraja was some 250 years built by the villagers. 


Sthalavruksham – Mango tree


Festivals – Vaikundha Ekadashi, Chitrapournami, Akshya Thrithiya, Vaikasi Visakam, Gokulashtami, Vinayakachathurthi, Vijayadashami, Thirukarthikai, Hanumath Jayanthi, Rama Navami, Panguni Uthiram, Purattasi Brahmostavam,


The legend has that previously Ariyalur was an uninhabited area of woodlands, Gopalan Padaiyachi moved to this village and constructed several houses, thus this place has become colonized. Once, Mangaan, son of Gopalan Padaiyaachi took out a herd of cows and while returning from the graze, he found a fully pregnant cow was missing from the group.  He went on  a meticulous search but it was ended in vain, he was totally dejected and returned home.


After a few days an invisible voice instructed him the where about of the missing cow, Mangaan followed the instructions carefully and arrived at a particular place in Kallankuruchi, there he found the mother cow and the new born.   Mangaan was extremely happy,  returned home with the cow and the calf.   Shortly, Mangaan could listen to the mysterious voice expressing its disappointment for being ungrateful.  Mangaan returned the place and found a sacred pillar with the cow’s milk on it.  Soon he realized the presence of Lord Vishnu and conducted worship for the sacred pillar. 


Shortly, a worship place was constructed with the contributions of villagers and installed the sacred pillar as  Moolavar, later Utsava Moorthi idols of Lord Varadaraja Perumal with his consorts Goddess Sri Sridevi and Bhudevi was consecrated according the Vaikhasana Agama. 


This temple remains open from 6.30 AM to 12.00 PM in the morning and  4.00 PM to 8.30 PM in the evenings.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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