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Sri Ulagalanda Prumal temple

Moolavar : Ulagalanda Perumal, Trivikrama Perumal
Urchavar : Peragathan
Amman / Thayar : Amudavalli Nachiar, Aaranavalli, Amudavalli
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Naga Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tiru Ooragam
City : Tiru Ooragam
District : Kanchipuram
State : Tamil Nadu


   This is the one of the four Lord Vishnu temple within one temple each ranking among the 108 Divyadesas of Perumal. This is also mentioned in the Mangalasasanam hymn of Saint Tirumangai Azhwar as in his hymn for the other three temples. That the shrine is praised also by Saint Tirumazhisai Azhwar is an added importance.


   Vaikunda Ekadasi is grandly celebrated in the temple in Margazhi covering December-January.

Temple's Speciality:

   The temple has the reputation of being one among he 108 Divyadesas of Perumal. Perumal graces with His right leg pressed on the ground while the left is scaling up.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Ulagalanda Perumal Temple, Kancheepuram ? 631 502.


   91- 94435 97107, 98943 88279

General Information:

   Perumal blesses the devotees facing west in His Trivikrama form scaling the three worlds ? Ulagalanda Form. Emperor Mahabali and Adisesha the divine serpent had worshipped Perumal in this temple


   People pray to shed their qualities of arrogance and seeking child boon.

Thanks giving:

   Realizing their wishes, devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal with porridge (Payasam) for Nivedhana.

Greatness Of Temple:

   This is one of the 108 Divyadesas of Perumal named Kaarvaanam located within the Ulagalanda Perumal temple. The other three temples within this temple are Tiru Ooragam, Tiru Karagam and Tiru Neeragam. This is indeed a wonder in the temple history of India that four temples are under one roof. It is said that except Tiru Ooragam, other temple were separately elsewhere and were brought together at a later stage.

Temple History:

   Emperor Mahabali though belonging to Asura-demon community was a good natured person, a descendent of devout Prahlada for whom Perumal took the Narasimha Avtar. He was equal only to himself in charity but was proud of this quality. Pride is a vice that destroys all the best in a person. In order to teach him a lesson, Lord Perumal came to him as a dwarf and sought three feet of land. Replying, Mahabali said that what he could do with just three feet of land with His dwarf feet. Mahabali?s Guru Shukra understood that the visitor was but Lord Vishnu with a motive and advised the king to deny the request of the dwarf. Mahabali decided to offer the dwarf?s demand as he thought he would lose the benefit of his earlier charities if he now denies the dwarf of his wish. He offered 3 feet land without reluctance.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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