This is one of the Divyadesams found in Big Kanchipuram. The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Paramapatha Nathan. Also called as "Vaikunthanathan".Moolavar in sitting position facing west direction. Prathyaksham for Pallava King. Mukuntha Vimaanam (Ashtaanga Vimana style) this temple was constructed by Parameshwara Varman (Vaiyiramegan), son of Raja Simha Pallavan. The presiding deity of the temple is Sri Vaikunta naathan perumal or Paramapada nathan perumal in a sitting posture and thayar in a separate sannadhi is known as Vaikuntha valli thayar. The temple is among the 108 divyadesams of Sri vaishnavas and comes under Tondai naatu divyadesams. The temple is among the very few temples with Ashtanga vimanam-the others being Thirukoshtiyur, Thiru Koodalazhagar and Uttiramerur. Although the upper tiers are not accessible now, the presiding deities there are in standing and reclining postures. Sri Ramanujar and Sri Manavalamamunigal are said to have been to the temple. God Vishnu is said to have appeared here to bless the children of King of Vidarbha - Pallavan and Vallavan who performed Ashwamedha yagnam at this place. The children are believed to be the reincarnation of Vishnu's Dwarapalakas. It is trusted that the ALMIGHTY taught the 18 unique expressions to Parameswara Varman in HIS Standing Posture and on HIS Grand Sitting Posture HE made encourages to him as an acharya would do to his devotee lastly got into HIS Sleeping Posture in order to be served by Parameswara Varman as a follower would do to his Guru. We can see all HIS three stances in this 3 layered temple. Another Legend – Once the King named Viroshana Maharaja in Vidharbadhesam was childless and he implored towards Kanchi Kaliasanathar. He got favored that Dwarapalakas Jayan and Vijayan would conceive as youngsters to him and they would be named as Pallavan and Villavan. Later these two kids led Ashwamedha Yagam and got darshan of Lord Vaikundha Perumal why should accepted be favoring Darshan even today as HE has done to Pallavan and Villavan. The temple is a 3 layered one in which in the first level the ALMIGHTY is Blessing as Vaikundhanathan in HIS Sitting Posture , in the second level as Ranganathan alongside Sreedevi and Bhoodevi in HIS Sayana Posture and in the third level as Paravasudevan in HIS Standing Posture . Bramothsavam in the month of Vaikasi, Vaikunda Ekadasi and Punarvasu Theerthavari are being praised in an excellent way here
About The Temple
The vimaanam (tower) is called as Mukuntha vimaanam. The temple sanctum is in three levels. This is a temple's forte. In the first level perumal is found in a sitting position as Paramapadha Nathan, in the second level he is in lying position ( sayana kolam) with Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi, in the third level in a standing stance. goes back to 1300 years and is wonderfully built by Parameshwara Varman (Vaiyiramegan), child of Raja Simha Pallavan. Stand stones were utilized and the models we find in the columns in the praharam (hallways) are stunning. This temple is currently being kept up by the Archaeological Survey of India.
About the Deity
It is said that Sri Vinayagar (Lord Ganesha) venerated the Goddess here by performing Abhishegam utilizing Valampuri Sanghu (Conch). The Goddess got satisfied with His love and favored Him that the poojas at the temple will first be performed to Sri Vinayagar and after that to Her. Sri Vinayagar can be seen present in the temple generally as we enter the temple close to the Dhwajasthambham. While entering the temple, one needs to implore Him and afterward go further to venerate Sri Karumaari Amman.
Legend and Stories
Veerochana King, who ruled Vaitherpa desam doesnt have any childrens. So he appealed to God Kailasanathar in Kanchipuram. After that, two kid childrens named Pallavan and Vallavan conceived. These two childrens are said to be the ""Dwara Balagars"" (two fans of Sriman Narayanan and can be on either side in the passage of Moolavar Sannadhi).At the point when these two where doing Ashwametha Yagnam for Punniyakoti vimanamat Vaayu end, Perumal Sri Emperumaan gave his seva in Irundha thirukkolam. He gave his seva as ""Paramapadha - Sri Vaikundanathan"". In light of this, the sthalam is said as ""Vaikunda Perumal Koil"".This sthalam likewise lets us know how the vaishnavam and Saivam relationship ought to be dealt with. Veerochana ruler revered Lord shiva for the youngster, yet it was the Vishnu Bhaktha who were conceived. In this way, it plainly tells that there ought to be no any battles (or) misjudging between the position and every one of the Gods are said to be dealt with as a solitary one. The Vimanam of the sanctuary is Ashtanga Vimanam. In the ground level (Nilai), Sriman Narayanan gives seva in Irundha Kolam, in the center Nila, he gives seva in Kidantha kolam and in the top Nilai, he gives seva in Nindra Kolam and there is no poojas accomplished for him.
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 Vaishnavaite 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 Vaikuntanathan and Vaikundavalli. During the last step of worship, religious instructions in the Vedas (sacred text) are recited by priests, and worshippers prostrate themselves in front of the temple mast. There are weekly, monthly and fortnightly rituals performed in the temple. The 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. Verses from Nalayira Divya Prabandham are recited by a group of temple priests amidst music with nagaswaram (pipe instrument) and tavil (percussion instrument).
Chennai, the nearest international airport, is situated around 75 km away from Kanchipuram.
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Sri Vaikunda Perumal Swami Temple,
Parameswara Vinnagaram, Kancheepuram- 631 502.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To wash away sins
- To get married soon
- To be blessed with childbirth
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
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.