Bhuvaraha Swami Temple, Cuddalore

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Bhu Varaha Swamy temple is a Hindu temple, located at Srimushnam, in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is dedicated to Varaha (Bhu Varaha Swamy), the boar-avatar of the god Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi as Ambujavalli Thayar.

The temple had contributions from Medieval Cholas of the 10th century with later expansions by Thanjavur Nayak king Achuthappa Nayak. A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all the shrines and the temple tanks. There is a seven-tiered rajagopuram, the temple's gateway tower.

Six daily rituals and three yearly festivals are held at the temple, of which the Chariot festival, celebrated during the Tamil month of Vaikasi (April–May), being the most prominent. The festival also symbolises Hindu-Muslim unity in the region - the flag of the chariot is provided by Muslims; they take offerings from the temple and present to Allah in the mosques. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The temple is one of the few temples where Muslims are allowed to worship till the Ardha Mandapam.
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  • Visited this temple of human body with varaha(pig)faced structure. Excellent car ongs are there from the entrance arch itself. A female with front and back view excellently carved with fine details.....  more »
  • This is an important Temple for Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is in Varaha avatar in this temple. The main sanctum hosts Lord Vishnu in the form of boar, a Swayambu form made of Saligrama. The temple is.....  more »
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  • Excellently maintained temple. Beautiful sculptures. The neighbouring Shiva temple Nitheswreeer also very good.
  • Very old temple. Possibly the only temple dedicated to Varaha the third avatar of Lord Vishnu. Exquisite carvings and must see for every Hindu. The main deity is self manifested.
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