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History - Kanchipuram

Avathara Sthalam of Poigai Azhwar & Swami Desika. The idol of Lord Atthi Varadha made of fig (atthi) wood is kept inside the pushkarini and is brought out only once in 40 years and kept for darshan for ten days. Garuda seva here is very famous. As per sthala purana, Brahma conducted yagna here (Ka-Brahma, Anjitha worship) and hence called Kancheepuram. Pleased with the yagna, the Lord granted a boon and hence the name Varadaraja. Kancheepuram is considered very holy by Vaishnavaites as this place helped in propagation of Sri Vaishnavism.

Thaayaar - Perundevi, Mahaadevi.

Theertham - Vegavathi, Anathasaras, Sesha Theertham, Varaaha Theertham, Brahma Theertham, Padma Theertham, Agnikusala Theertham.


Mangalasasanam:
Thirumangaialwar - 1541, 2050, 2060, 2066
Boodathalwar - 2276, 2277
Peyalwar - 2307.

Total of 7 Paasurams.


Special Information
Dieties Varadharajan, Perundhevi, Azhagiya Singhur, Haaridhra Devi
Vimanam Punyakoti Vimanam, Guha Vimanam
Theerthangal Ananthasaras, Sesham, Varaham, Brahmam, Padmam, Agni, Kushala, Vegavathi River
Mangalasasanam Thirumangaiazhwar
Pratyaksham Brigu Rishi, Maharishi Narada, Thiruvandazhwar, Lord Brahma
Direction and Posture West-faced and Standing
Features
The Garuda Seva in this Kshetra, which is conducted annually in the month of Vaikasi(May-June), starting in the star of Thiruvonam is very famous all over the world. The Sanctum Sanctorum runs to about 1200 ft in length and 800 ft in width. A 100-pillared mantap in front of the sanctum sanctorum is very famous. The Kshetra is accessible from the Kanchipuram Railway station which is situated en route Chengelput - Arakkonam Railway line.
Travel Base Kanchipuram
Access to the temple This temple is Chinna Kanchipuram.

Moolavar
The Moolavar of this this sthalam is Sri Varadharajar. Other names of the Perumal are Perarulalan, Devathirajan, DevaPerumal. Moolavar in Standing position facing his thirumugham towards West direction. Prathyaksham for Brighu Muni, Naaradhar, Aadhisesan, Brahman, Gajendran.

How to Get There.
Kanchipuram is said to be one of the major city in in South India, where lots of Saivam and Vaishnavam temples are found. Kanchipuram is situated Chengalpat District, Tamil Nadu. It is about 70 Kms away from Chennai. Lots of bus and lodging facilities are avilable.

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