Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram

About the Temple & Location:

This is one of the Divyadesams found in Big Kanchipuram. Route: It is 1/2 miles from Kanchipuram Railway Station.

Sthlapuranam :

Veerochana King, who ruled Vaitherpa desam doesn’t have any children. So he prayed to God Kailasanathar in Kanchipuram. After that, two boy children named Pallavan and Vallavan born. These two children are said to be the “Dwara Balagars” (A kind of devoted Gate Keepers, of Sriman Narayanan and can be on either side in the entrance of Moolavar Sannadhi).

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”. Because of this, the sthalam is said as “Vaikunda Perumal Koil”.

Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple - Pillars In Sunlight , Kanchipuram

Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple - Pillars In Sunlight , Kanchipuram

This sthalam also tells us how the vaishnavam and Saivam relationship should be treated. Veerochana king worshipped Lord shiva for the child, but it was the Vishnu Bhaktha who were born. So, it clearly tells that there should be no any fights (or) misunderstanding between the caste and all the Gods are said to be treated as a single one.

The Vimanam of the temple is Ashtanga Vimanam. In the ground level (Nilai), Sriman Narayanan gives seva in Irundha Kolam, in the middle Nila, he gives seva in Kidantha kolam and in the top Nilai, he gives seva in Nindra Kolam and there is no poojas done for him.

Sri Vaikunta Perumal Temple Kanchipuram

Sri Vaikunta Perumal Temple Kanchipuram

Moolavar and Thaayar:

The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Paramapatha Nathan. Also called as “Vaikunthanathan”.

Moolavar in sitting position facing west direction. Prathyaksham for Pallava King.

Thaayar : Vaikuntha valli. Seperate sannathi for Thaayar.


Thirumangai Alwar – 10 Pasurams.
Total – 1


Irammatha Theertham.

Virajaa Theertham.

Mukuntha Vimaanam (Ashtaanga Vimana style) This temple was constructed by Parameshwara Varman (Vaiyiramegan), son of Raja Simha Pallavan.

There are 3 partitions in this temple in Astaanga Vimaana style.
Bottom Floor – Emperumaan in standing thirukkolam.
Middle Floor – Periya Pirattiyar and Bhoomi Piratiyar in Kidantha Thirukolam.
Top Floor – Nindra Thirukkolam no pooja for them.