Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Thiru Parameswara Vinnagaram, Kanchipuram

Thiru Parameswara Vinnagaram, Kanchipuram

Thiru Parameswara Vinnagaram  is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, located in Kanchipuram City in Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu, India. This Temple is also called as Vaikunta Perumal Temple  / Paramapadanathan Temple. The temple is considered the second oldest extant temple in Kanchipuram. This temple is revered in Nalayira Divya Prabandham, the 7th – 9th century CE Vaishnava canon by Thirumangai Alvar in 10 hymns. The temple is classified as a Divyadesam, one of the 108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the Vaishnava canon. The temple is one of the fourteen Divyadesams located in Kanchipuram.


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The Temple

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Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 7.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Religious Practices

The temple follows Vaikasana Agama. The temple priests perform the pooja (rituals) during festivals and on a daily basis. Like other Vishnu temples of Tamil Nadu, the priests belong to the Vaishnavite community, a Brahmin sub-caste. The temple rituals are performed six times a day: Ushathkalam at 7:30 a.m., Kalasanthi at 8:00 a.m., Uchikalam at 12:00 p.m., Sayarakshai at 5:00 p.m., Irandamkalam at 6:00 p.m. and Ardha Jamam at 7:30 p.m. Each ritual has three steps: Alangaram (decoration), neivethanam (food offering) and deepa aradanai (waving of lamps) for both Vaikunta Nathan and Vaikunda Valli. During the last step of worship, religious instructions in the Vedas are recited by priests and worshippers prostrate themselves in front of the temple mast.


The 10 days Vaikasi Brahmotsavam, celebrated during the Tamil month of Vaikasi (May–June) and Vaikunta Ekadashi celebrated during the Tamil month of Margazhi (December–January) are the two major festivals celebrated in the temple.

Literary Mention

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Those seeking wedding and child boons pray to Lord Vishnu Perumal. Prayer in the temple cleanses the devotees of all their sins. People offer sweet pudding (Sarkarai Pongal), curd rice and flakes (Aval) nivedhanas to Lord and Mother.


Vaikunda Perumal Temple (Parameswara Vinnagaram),

Kanchipuram – 631 502

Phone: +91 44 2723 5273

Mobile: +91 99444 64383


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