Vaikunta Perumal Temple Kanchipuram

Vaikunta Perumal Temple Kanchipuram

Vaikunta Perumal Temple Kanchipuram is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is one of the 108 Divya Desams (Holy abodes of Lord Vishnu). Presiding deities in the shrine are Vaikuntanathan (Lord Vishnu) and Vaikundavalli (Goddess Lakshmi) are in Reclining and sitting postures.

 

Vaikunta Perumal Temple Kanchipuram Legends

It is said that Lord Maha Vishnu appeared and blessed the King of Viroacha with children. Two son’s of the king Pallavan, Vallavan was believed to be the reincarnation of Vaikunta Dwara Palakas. Pallavan and Vallavan performed Aswa Medha Yagam.

Vaikunta Perumal Temple Kanchipuram History

This temple was built by the King Nandivarman II from Pallava Dynasty during 720 Century CE – 796 Century CE. Later this temple was renovated by Medieval Cholas , Pandyas and Vijayanagara Kings.  Temple was constructed in Dravidian style of architecture. This temple is revered in Nalayira Divya Prabhandham, which was composed during 7th Century CE – 9th century CE, by the Vaishnavite Scholar Thirumangai Azhwar in his 10 hyms.

There are very few temples with Ashtanga Vimana, this temple is one among them. This temple follows Vaikasana Agama in performing daily rituals.

 

How to reach Vaikunta Perumal Temple Kanchipuram?

  1. Temple is 111 km from Tirupati. Direct bus is available to Kanchi from Tirupati Central bus station.
  2. Temple is at a walk able distance from Kanchipuram Bus station
  3. Temple is 2.4 km from Kanchipuram Railway station.

 

Temples near Vaikunta Perumal Temple

  1. Ekambareswarar Temple is 2.4 Km away
  2. Sri Kailasanathar Temple is 2.4 km away
  3. Sri Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple is 2 km away
  4. Sri Varadaraja perumal temple is 3.7 km away
  5. Karchpesawrar temple is 1.2 km away
  6. Kumarakottam Subramanya Swamy Temple is 1.3 km away
  7. Pandava dhootha perumal temple is 2.5 km away

 

Vaikunta Perumal Temple Kanchipuram

 

Reference Link: Temple History

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