Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple is located in a small village named Thiruvidanthai on East Coast Road (ECR) which connects the cities Chennai and Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India. The distance of Nithya Kalyana Perumal temple from Chennai is around 42 km and from Mamallapuram it is 16 km.
Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams (108 most important temples of Lord Vishnu). The presiding deities of the temple are Adhi Varaha Perumal and Nithya Kalyana Perumal. Varaha is one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu, who has the face of a pig and body of a human being. The main shrine of the temple has the idol of Varaha (Adhi Varaha Perumal). Lord Varaha is in standing position, holding the goddess Lakshmi on his left side, and hence the village got the name “Thiru Idathu Eanthai”, which means “Lord holding Lakshmi on the left side” in Tamil language. Over a period of time, the name of the place became “Thiruvidanthai”. You can find the heads of Nagaraja and his wife below the foot of Lord in the main shrine.
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