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 Vaikunda Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram

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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”.

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.

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.