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Sri Vaikundanathar temple

Moolavar : Vaikundanathar, Thamaraikannan
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Vaikundhavalli
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Lakshmi Pushkarini, Utharanga Pushkarini, Viraja
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Vaikunda Vinnagaram
District : Nagapattinam
State : Tamil Nadu


    Saint Tirumangai Azhwar, a great blessed soul, a William Wordsworth of Tamilnadu blending nature and spirituality, had drowned himself in the scenic beauty of this Divyadesa place Lord Vishnu had chosen and in His enticing handsomeness and the great Avtars He took to establish dharma and protect His devotees. His Mangalasasanam hymn may be regarded as a nutshell summary of the divine experience of Sage Veda Vysa of His glory in his Srimad Bhagavatham considered a lamp of wisdom-Gnana Deepam.


   Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January is devotionally celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   This is one of the 108 Divya Desas of Lord Perumal.

Opening Time:

    Temple is open from 7 a.m to 11 a.m and from 4 p.m to 7 p.m


    Sri Vaikundanathar Temple, Vaikunda Vinnagaram, Tirunangoor-609 106. Nagapattinam district.


   91- 4364 - 256 424, 275 689, 94439 - 85843

General Information:

    Lord Perumal facing east blesses the devotee in a sitting posture. The Vimana above the sanctum sanctorum is called Ananda Satya Varthaga Vimanam. Sage Udhanga Maharshi and Upari Siravasu had the darshan of Perumal in this temple


   Devotees pray to Perumal for unity in family.

Thanks giving:

   Realizing their wishes, devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Lord and offer Tulsi garlands and Vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

    The temple and the place form part of the 108 celebrated Divya Desas of Lord Vishnu. This is a place where we could have the direct darshan of Lord in our life time on Earth itself before reaching Him after life. This is His Paramapada itself.

Temple History:

    King Swetakethu belonged to Ikshvagu dynasty which Lord Sri Rama chose for His incarnation. He loved every one and was a living example of honesty and integrity. He and his wife had a passion to visit Vaikunda to have the darshan of Lord Vishnu. As a king, he completed all his political duties and set ready for penance with his queen Damayanthi. They prepared fire around them, stood looking at the Sun and began a severe penance. Days passed.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: This is one of the 108 Divya Desas of Lord Perumal.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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