Ulagalantha Perumal Temple


  • Location:

    Kanchipuram, 58km from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

  • Timings:

    7:00AM-12:00PM , 4:00PM-8:00PM

  • Special Poojas:

    • Ushathkalam Pooja- 7:00AM
    • Kalasanthi Pooja- 8:00AM
    • Uchikalam Pooja- 12:00PM
    • Sayarakshai Pooja– 6:30PM
    • Irandamkalam Pooja– 7:00PM
    • Ardha Jamam Pooja- 10:00PM
  • Festive Mode:

    • Brahmotsavam- In the Month of Thai(January – February)
    • Vamana Jayanthi- In the Month of Avani(August – September)
    • Theri- In the Month of Chittirai (March–April)
  • Upcoming Event: Brahmotsavam

    Brahmotsavam is performed with delight decorations to temple and Garuda Seva is famous in this Brahmotsavam

    • No. of Devotee Expected: 10000+
  • Excellent in:

    • Architecture– Dravidian style of architecture
    • Ulagalantha Perumal– over 35 ft in height
    • Area- 60,000 square feet (5,600 m2)
  • Temple History:

    Ulagalantha Perumal Temple is a dedicated to Vishnu. Constructed in the , the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Ulagalantha Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Amudavalli. The temple is believed to have been built by Pallavas, with later contributions from Medieval Cholas, Vijayanagar kings and Madurai Nayaks. The temple also houses four other Divya Desams namely Thirukkarvaanam, Thirukaaragam, Thiruooragam and Thiruneeragam.

    As per Hindu legend, Vamana, one of the ten avatars of Vishnu, appeared here to quell the pride of Asura king Bali. Ulagalantha Perumal is believed to have appeared to king Mahabali and the Azhwars.

    The temple houses four divya desams on its own – they are Thirukkarvaanam, Thirukaaragam, Thiruooragam and Thiruneeragam. Thirumangai Azhwar has sung praises of all the four temples in a single verse. The temple tank, Naga Tirtha, is located outside the main temple complex. The image of Ulagalantha Perumal is over 35 ft (11 m) in height depicted with his left leg at a right angle to the body and parallel to the ground. The right leg is seen placed on the head of Mahabali with two fingers on his left hand stretched out referring to the two steps he took to measure the two worlds and the stretched finger on his right hand indicating the question the posted to Mahabali as to where he could place his third step. The roof of the sanctum, the vimana has an elevated roof to accommodate the huge image of the presiding deity.

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