Srimushnam Sri Bhu Varaha swamy Temple :

God and Godess :

  • Sridevi , Bhudevi
  • Adi Varaha Swamy

Location :

Srimushnam Sri Bhoovaraha Swamy Temple,
Cuddalore district- 608703

Timings :

  • Morning 6:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Evening 4:00PM – 8:30PM.

Temple History :

Srimushnam, Bhoo Varaha Swamy Temple is Located at Srimushnum which is at a distance of 35kms West of Chidambaram. This is the most historical temple in this region. Unlike typical moolavar deities in Vishnu temples, the Lord here is in the form of a small idol signifying the Varaha Avatar. A visit even once to this temple and sincere prayers to Lord Bhoo Varahaswamy is said to help attain moksha in the lifetime, such is the power of Bhoo Varaha Swamy. The main deity is not a sculpted idol but an Udbhavamurthy of Saligrama Shila. It is said that lord Vishnu resides in this particular place in three forms. One in the form of the tree outside the temple, as the banks of the sacred tank (Nithya Pushkarni) and in the form of Bhoovaraha Swamy in garbhalaya.

Varaha is the third Avatar (Incarnation) of the God Sri Maha Vishnu, in the form of a Boar. He appeared in order to defeat a demon king Hiranyaksha, a demon who had taken the Earth (Prithvi) and carried it to the bottom of what is described as the cosmic ocean in the story. The battle between Varahamurthy and Hiranyaksha is believed to have lasted for a thousand years, which the former finally won. Varaha carried the Earth out of the ocean between his tusks and restored it to its place in the universe. Vishnu married Prithvi (Bhudevi) in this avatar.Varaha is depicted in art as either purely animal or as being anthropomorphic, having a boar’s head on a man’s body. In the latter form, he has four arms, two of which hold the wheel and conch-shell while the other two hold a mace, sword or lotus or make a gesture (or “mudra”) of blessing. The Earth is held between the boar’s tusks. The avatar symbolizes the resurrection of the Earth from a pralaya (deluge) and the establishment of a new Kalpa (cosmic cycle).

This is the most powerful temple, where lord here is famous for fulfilling desires of his devotees who prayed him with most devotion here. Ladies, who have a bath in the Nithya Pushkarani, go around the Arasa tree 12times, offer milk and fruits to small kids and recite the Varaha Kavacham are said to be blessed with Children. Santhana Gopalan positioned as Uthsavamoorthy. It is believed that couple who don’t have the child are blessed with the child by praying lord here with most devotion.While BhooVarahar is a Swayambu idol, the temple here in Srimushnum is said to have been constructed by Four Nayak kings- Achuthappa, Ananthappa, Govindappa and Kondappa Nayak.Beautiful Front mandapam has the depiction of Dasavatharas, Boovarahaswami, Ambujavallithayar in Huge paintings. The Mandapam in the Frontal portion is an Architectural Beauty that parallels Darasuram and Vellore. We spent Quite some time enjoying the carvings on The stones. Many Forms of Vishnu, Varaha, Narasimha, Krishna, and Rama Avatharams, Gajalakshmi, are part of the Exquisite carvings, by unknown Artists of that time. Roof ceilings have Beautiful Flower Designs so mathematically done. Some of the Pictures are Posted here.

Festivals :

  • Brahmotsavam – Masimagam (feb – March)
  • Chithirai brahmotsavam (april – May)
  • Vaikasi Visagam (may –june)
  • Navaratri Festival
  • Deepavali
  • Vaikunta Ekadasi
  • Makara sankrathi
  • Panguni Uthiram

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Archana
  • Abhishegam
  • Astothiram
  • Vastra Samarpana

Nearest Temples Around Srimushnam Sri Bhu Varaha swamy Temple :

  • Thirunaraiyur Soundaryeswarar Temple – Cuddalore district – 42.00 km
  • Chidambaram Anandeeswaran Temple – Cuddalore district – 42.00 km
  • Chidambaram Tillai Nataraja temple – Cuddalore district – 43.00 km
  • Poovarasankuppam Sri Lakshmi Narashima Perumal Temple – Viluppuram district – 80.00 km
  • Tirupampuram Seshapureeswara temple – Tiruvarur district – 81.00 km
  • Parikkal Sri Lakshmi Narasimha murthy Temple – Viluppuram district – 82.00 km
  • Koovagam Koothandavar Temple – Viluppuram district – 89.00 km
  • Siruvachur Madhura Kali Amman temple – Perambalur district – 90.00 km
  • Vadachennimalai Murugan Temple – Salem district – 92.00 km
  • Tiruvarur Tyagaraja Swamy temple – Tiruvarur district – 94.00 km
  • Thirukollikadu Pongu Saneeswara temple – Tiruvarur district – 106.00 km
  • Thiruvamathur Nandeeswarar Temple – Viluppuram district – 107.00 km
  • Tiruthangur Periyanayaki vellimalai nathar temple – Tiruvarur district – 114.00 km
  • Tiruvannamalai Sri Arunachaleswar Temple – Tiruvannamalai district – 126.00 km
  • Singavaram Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple – Viluppuram district – 144.00 km
  • Salem Sugavaneshwarar Temple – Salem district – 152.00 km
  • Karuvalli Prasanna Venkata Ramana Temple – Salem district – 185.00 km
  • Mecheri Bhadrakali amman Temple – Salem district – 189.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Srimushnam – 0.20 km
  • Adimadam – 9.00 km
  • Virudhachalam – 20.00 km
  • Sethiyathope – 22.00 km
  • Jayankondam – 22.00 km
  • Chidambaram – 43.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Virudhachalam – 22.00 km
  • Thazhanallur – 22.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Tiruchirapally International Airport, Trichy – 144.00 km
  • Chennai International Airport,Chennai – 248.00 km
  • Madurai Airport,Madurai – 282.00 km
  • Coimbatore International Airport,Coimbatore – 307.00 km
  • Tirupati Airport, Renigunta – 364.00 km
  • Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore – 387.00 km

Photos of the temple :