About the temple
The presiding deity of the temple is Sri Vaikunta naathan perumal or Paramapada nathan perumal in a sitting posture and thayar in a seperate sannadhi is known as Vaikuntha valli thayar. The temple is among the 108 divyadesams of Sri vaishnavas and comes under Tondai naatu divyadesams. The temple is among the very few temples with Ashtanga vimanam-the others being Thirukoshtiyur, Thiru Koodalazhagar and Uttiramerur. Although the upper tiers are not accessible now, the presiding deities there are in standing and reclining postures. Sri Ramanujar and Sri Manavalamamunigal are said to have been to the temple.
Lord Vishnu is said to have appeared here to bless the children of King of Vidarbha - Pallavan and Vallavan who performed Ashwamedha yagnam at this place. The children are believed to be the reincarnation of Vishnu's Dwarapalakas.
The architecture of the temple is very beautiful and the temple is presently under the care of the Archeological survey of India.
How to reach
The temple is at a walkable distance from the Kanchipuram bus stand and Thiru Ooragam temple.
Paramapadha nathan perumal
Vaikuntha valli thayar
Temple pushkarni and vimanam
The temple tank is called Airammadha theertham and the vimanam is known as Mukunda vimanam.
Temples in proximity