Chennai Faith

Nithyakalayana Perumal temple in Thiruvidandai

Today I had gone to attend a Shashtiabdapoorthi function (a Hindu religious ritual performed for the sixtieth birthday) of a relative at Thiruvidandai. Using the opportunity, I went to the Nithyakalayana Perumal temple there and had a good darshan. Thiruvidandai is a small village about 40 Kilometres from Chennai on the East Coast Road going from Chennai towards Pondicherry.

The temple is believed to built during the Pallava regime in the 7th century. It is one of the 108 Divyadesams dedicated to God Vishnu, who is worshipped as Nithyakalayana Perumal (meaning the God who marries daily) and his consort Lakshmi as Komalavalli Thayar (கோமளவல்லித் தாயார்). –Wikipedia

View of the dwajasthambam (Dhvaja sthambham or கொடி மரம் or கொடி கம்பம், which is a flagstaff and a common feature of South Indian Hindu temples)
View of the dwajasthambam (Dhvaja sthambham or கொடி மரம் or கொடி கம்பம், which is a flagstaff and a common feature of South Indian Hindu temples)
Main sanctum sanctorum - நித்ய கல்யாண பெருமாள் திருக்கோயில் மூலவர் சன்னதி
View of the main sanctum sanctorum – மூலவர் சன்னதி, நித்ய கல்யாண பெருமாள் திருக்கோயில் , திருவிடந்தை
View of the shrine for the Goddess Komalavalli Thayar - தாயார் சன்னதி
View of the shrine for the Goddess Komalavalli Thayar – தாயார் சன்னதி , நித்ய கல்யாண பெருமாள் திருக்கோயில், திருவிடந்தை
View of the holy temple tree, it is believed if you pray to the God here you will get married soon, you come back and offer your marriage garland here as an offering.
View of the holy temple tree, it is believed if you pray to the God here you will get married soon, you come back and offer your marriage garland here as an offering. ஸ்தல விருட்சம் –  புன்னை மரம், நித்ய கல்யாண பெருமாள் திருக்கோயில், திருவிடந்தை

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