Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Thiru Parameswara Vinnagaram (Vaikunta Perumal Temple), Kanchipuram

Thiru Parameswara Vinnagaram (Vaikunta Perumal Temple), Kanchipuram
Thiru Parameswara Vinnagaram or Vaikunta Perumal Temple is a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, located in Kanchipuram in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu. The Temple was constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD.

It is one among the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Vaikuntanathan and his consort Lakshmi as Vaikundavalli. This is one of the 108 Divyadesas of Lord Vishnu. The temple is believed to have been built by the Pallava king Nandivarman II (720-96 CE), with later contributions from Medieval Cholas and Vijayanagar kings. The temple is surrounded by a granite wall enclosing all the shrines and water bodies of the temple.

Vaikuntanathan is believed to have appeared to king Virocha. The temple follows Vaikasana Agama and observes six daily rituals and two yearly festivals. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamilnadu. The temple is one of the prominent tourist attractions in the city.

This Divya Desam is the celebrated Vaikuntha Perumal Temple, built by the Pallava Emperors who also built the Kailasanathar Temple at Kanchipuram. Situated one km off the Kanchipuram railway station, this Divya Desam has been designated as a heritage temple and is under the archeological survey of India. This temple was built shortly after the construction of the Kailasanatha Temple (7th century CE) was completed. 

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Temple Architecture
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Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 7.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Festivals & Religious Practices
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This temple is revered in Nalayira Divya Prabandham, the 7th–9th century 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 in Kanchipuram and is part of Vishnu Kanchi, the place where most of the Vishnu temples in Kanchipuram are located. Saint Tirumangai Azhwar had praised the Lord in his Mangalasasanam hymn.
Prayer in the temple cleanses the devotees of all their sins.  Those seeking wedding and child boons pray to Perumal. People offer sweet pudding (Sarkarai Pongal), curd rice and flakes (Aval) nivedhanas to Lord and Mother.
Sri Vaikunda Perumal Swami Temple,
Parameswara Vinnagaram,
Kancheepuram- 631 502
Phone: +91- 44 - 2723 5273.
Mobile: 99444 64383
Kanchipuram is around 75 km from Chennai off the Chennai – Vellore/ Bangalore highway via Sriperumpudur. Kanchipuram is well connected by several bus services from Chennai. There is a railway station in Kanchipuram with a few train services from Chennai in the mornings. The temple is at a walkable distance from the Kanchipuram bus stand and Thiru Ooragam Temple.
Thiru Parameswara Vinnagaram is situated in Peria Kancheepuram, 1/2 mile from the Kancheepuram railway station. Nearest Airport is located at Chennai at a distance of 75 Kms.

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