Lord Shiva

In the Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is the Destroyer and the most important one in the Holy Trinity, the other two being Brahma the Creator and Vishnu the Protector. Lord Shiva has always fascinated his followers by his unique appearance: he has not two but three eyes, has ash smeared all over his body, has snakes coiled up around his head and arms, wears tiger and elephant skin, leads a wild life in the cremation grounds far removed from social pretenses, and is known for his proverbial anger.

Lord Vishnu

He has four arms and is male: The four arms indicate his all-powerful and all-pervasive nature. His physical existence is represented by the two arms in the front, while the two arms at the back represent his presence in the spiritual world. The Upanishad Gopal Uttartapani describes the four arms. Title has been given since some of these facts may be shocking for someone, soothing for devotees and interesting for others. Some of these facts may be known to someone but unknown to other.

Lord Brahma

In Hinduism, Lord Brahma is the first god of the Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh). He is the creator of the universe. But, he is not worshipped as Lord Vishnu and Shiva. There is only one temple dedicated to him, which is the Pushkar temple of Rajasthan. And many temples are dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. There is no corner of India where there are no temples of Vishnu and Shiva.

Sri Ulagalantha Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram

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About the Temple & Location:

This Divyadesam is said to be one of the famous Divyadesam next to Sri Varadharajar Temple. This Divyadesam is found in Big Kanchipuram and is closely situated near to Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple.

Sthlapuranam :

Mahabali Chakravarthy, the grandson of Prahaladhan, did a very big yagam (or) homam to get the Devendra logam, which is referred to as “Swargham”. But, the lokam belongs to Indiran, who is the King of that lokam. Being a great devotee of Sriman Narayanan, he was capitulated by temptation and deceided to acquire the Devendra Lokam. To make him understand and to punish him, Sriman Narayanan took the Vaamana avathar (dwarf) and asked for 3 feets of his land. On hearing this, Mahabali said that he can take 3 feets of his land. But as a surprise to Mahabali, Sriman Narayanan who came there as Vaamanan (dwarf) grew up in height, and his head touched the sky. Using the first step, he measured the sky and earth and with the second feet or step, he covered the heaven and more tha it. Finally, he asked for the third feet of land. For this, Mahabali surrenders his own head as the third feet and was finally bleassed by Sriman Narayanan.

Then his head was stamped by Emperumaan’s feet, he could not get the dharshan of Thirivikraman. So, he prayed for his great Ulagalandha dharshan. Since, he could not be given the Thirivikraman darshan, the Parumal gave his seva as Aadhiseshan (Ooragathaan) which can be seen next to Ulagalandha Perumal.

The moral that is explained by the Perumal is that all the things that are in exisit in this world belongs to Emperumaan, Sriman Narayanan and this is cleary explained throught the Ulagalandhan (Thirivikrama) Perumal.

All the living things (Jeeva raasis) and its Aathmaas belong to the Emperumaan’s feet and it is explained through “Thiru Ooragathaan”.

Mahabali Chakravarthy comes along the family of Bhaktha Prahaladhan, a great devotee of Sri Vishnu. Inspite of coming through that kind of family, he wanted to rule the Deva lokam, which belongs to Indiran. And at the same time, Devendran – Indiran wanted to rule all over the world. So to teach both of them a lesson, he took the Thirivikrama kolam, thereby reducing the leadrship and over head of Mahabali and on the other hand, by raising his feet and measuring over the sky, he states to Devendran that Deva Lokam also belongs to him.
In this Sthalam, Ulagalandha Perumal, Thirivikraman gave his Prathyaksham for Ooragam, who is the Aadhiseshan. Both Aadiseshan and Thirivikraman are the other ways the Emperumaan giving seva in this sthalam.

Specials:
Inside this Sthalam, other 3 divyadesams namely, Neeragam, Karagam and Kaaravannam are found. The Vimanam and Pushkarani are found to be so damaged.

In Thai month (mid of January month to mid of febraury month) a very big utsavam is done.
Garuda seva is the special Vaaganam of this temple.

Doing Thirumanjanam (divine bath to Perumal) for Ooragathaan is said to cure all sorts of problems.

Moolavar and Thaayar:

The Moolavar of this sthalam is Thiruvikraman. Other names are Sri Ulagalantha Perumal. Prathyaksham for Aadisheshan.

Moolavar in Ulagai (World) alantha kolam

Thaayar : Amudhavalli (Amirthavalli).

Utsavaar : Sri Loganathan.

MQuick Facts

Deity :ThiruVikraman, Ulagalantha Perumal Standing Posture West Facing
Goddess : AmuthaValli

Azhvaar : Thirumazhisai 2( 814,815), ThirumangaiAzhvaar4 (2059,2064,2673 and 2674)
Timing : 7am-12noon and 4pm-8pm
Contact : Vijayaraghavan Bhattar
Address : Ulagalantha Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram 631 502
Tel : Raghu, Temple Office @ 94425 53820
Festival : Onam Festival.
Navarthri, Kaarthigai, Vaikunta Ekadesi, Brahmotsavam in Jan-Feb Panguni Utsavam