Sri Aadhi Varaha Perumal Temple is one of the 108 Divyadesam situated inside Sri Kamakshi Amman temple in Big Kanchipuram. It is placed on the right side of the Garbagraham of Ambaal (Moolavar sannadhi).
Once, when Lord Shivan and Devi Paarvathi had a Quarrel between them and as a result Lord Shivan gave Sabham to Paarvathi. And, after getting pleased by Paarvathi, Lord Shivan asked her to make Tapas by standing in one leg.
After satisfied with the severe tapas of Paarvathi, Lord Shivan accepted her once again.
When Kamakshi and Sri Lakshmi were taking bath in Kama Koshtam, Emperumaan saw them by hiding behind a pillar and hearing what they weer speaking.
Parvathi, who resembled as “Kamakshi” found that Sriman Narayanan is watching them and so she gave the punishment by first making him stand and then to sit and finally to Kidantha stage.
Becaue of this, he is found in all the 3 sevas (i.e) Nindra, Irundha and Kidantha seva on the North side of the pond of this koil.
Since, Sriman Narayanan saw them taking bath without knowing them, parvathi kept him the name as “Kalvan” and this Divyadesam is called as “Thirukkalvanoor”.
In this Sthalam the Moolaver is Sri Aadhi Varaha Perumal. Lord Vishnu is found in standing position facing West direction. Thayar of this sthalam is Anjilai Valli Naachiyar. Found in next maadam in the next wall to Sri Aadhi Varaha Perumal.
Moolavar: Aadhi Varaha Perumal
Thaayar: Anjilai Valli Naachiyar.
Pushkarani : Nithiya Pushkarani
Vimanam: Vaamana Vimanam.
Location: Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu.
It is one of two temples in Kanchipuram where a divyadesam is inside a Shaivite temple. The main sanctum is of Sri Kamakshi amman and the presiding deity for the divyadesam is Sri Aadhi Varaha perumal. Thayar is known as Anjilaivalli thayar.