Vaikuntha Perumal Temple Chennai

Vaikuntha Perumal temple history


Vaikuntha Perumal Temple
is situated at Kanchipuram in Tamilnadu.Recently built after the Kailasanatha temple at the end of the eight century.  The Vaikuntha Perumal temple is few hundred metres west of the railway station is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.  It’s lofty carved vimana crowns three shrines containing images of Vishnu, stacked one on top of the other.  The temple was built in the seventh century by the Pallava King named Nandivarman Pallavalmalla.  About five centuries later, temple’s pillared entrance hall was added by Vijayanagaram rulers and is very different in style, with far more ornate sculpting.

This temple is famous for its religious importance and unique architectural grandeur.  The Vaishnavas mentions it as a very sacred place.  Vaikuntha Perumal temple is one of the hundred and eight Divya desams.  The builder of this temple Nandivarman whose original name was Parameshwara so the temple was originally known as ‘Parameshwara Vishnugriham’ after the name of this king.
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