Sri Vaikuntha Perumal and Sri Embar temple, Madhuramangalam

About the temple

The presiding deity of the temple is Sri Vaikuntha perumal with his consorts Sridevi and Bhoomi devi thayar. There is a seperate sannadhi for Sri Kamalavalli thayar. The place is the avathara sthalam of Sri Ramanujar's first cousin Sri Embar. They both were students of Sri Yadavaprakashar at Thirupatkuzhi. It was Sri Embar who saved Sri Ramanujar's life when Yadava Prakasha tried to kill the latter due to difference of opinion over the teachings. After following Shivism for some time, Sri Embar came back as Sri Ramanujar's disciple and followed Vaishnavism till the end. He was the one who taught Parasar bhattar the teachings of Sri Ramanuja to make him Udayavar's successor.

How to reach

The temple is about 65 kms from Chennai and around 20 kms from Sriperumbudur. Coming from Chennai on the Bangalore highway, take a right towards Sunguvar chatram. Then take a right at the Vinayagar temple to reach Madhuramangalam via Maduramangalam road.


Sri Vaikunta perumal
Kamala valli thayar
Specialty of the temple

Madhuramangalam is the avatar sthalam of Sri Embar.

Sri Embar gives dharsan wearing a pendant given by Sri Udayavar.

The temple is said to be a prarthana sthalam for childless couples.

It is also believed that the Lord here cures all eye ailments if prayed by lighting a ghee lamp.

The temple tank is called Garuda pushkarni.

Temple timings and contact details

The temple is open from 6 am to 12 noon and from 4 pm to 8.30 pm in the evenings. The contact person name is Sri T. Ramadoss @ 9444898548

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