Ulagalantha Perumal Temple Kanchipuram

Vainavam - 108 Thivya Thesam (Goodly Land)

 

Overview

 Divyadesam is found in Big Kanchipuram and is closely situated near to Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple.Ulagalandha Perumal Temple, or Thiru Ooragam is a temple dedicated to Vishnu located in Kancheepuram. It is one of the 108 Divya Desam Temples, revered by the azhwars, Hindu poet saints of the 7th-10th century. The temple has an area of about 60,000 square feet  and has a three tiered rajagopuram with seven kalasas. The temple houses four divya desams on it own - they are Thirukkarvaanam, Thirukaaragam, Thiruooragam and Thiruneeragam.It is believed that all the shrines were probably separate temples, but the circumstances which lead do these temples getting housed in the Ulagalantha Perumal temple is not known. 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.
Mahabali Chakravarthy, the grandson of Prahaladhan, did a very big yagam  to get the Devendra logam, which is referred to as “Swargham”. But, the lokam belongs to Indiran, who is the King of that lokam. Being a great devotee of Sriman Narayanan, he was capitulated by temptation and deceided to acquire the Devendra Lokam. To make him understand and to punish him, Sriman Narayanan took the Vaamana avathar  and asked for 3 feets of his land. On hearing this, Mahabali said that he can take 3 feets of his land. But as a surprise to Mahabali, Sriman Narayanan who came there as Vaamanan  grew up in height, and his head touched the sky. Using the first step, he measured the sky and earth and with the second feet or step, he covered the heaven and more tha it. Finally, he asked for the third feet of land. For this, Mahabali surrenders his own head as the third feet and was finally bleassed by Sriman Narayanan.Over 30 feet in height
Left leg is seen lifted at a right angle, parallel to the ground. 
Right leg is seen placed on Mahabali’s head
2 fingers on his left hand stretched out referring to the two steps he took to measure this world
1 stretched finger on his right hand indicates the question the Lord posed to MahaBali as to where he could place his 3rd step.
 
The temple is on the way to Sri Kamakshi Amman temple from Kancheepuram bus stand. This temple lies between Kancheepuram bus stand Sri Kamakshi temple.
 
Timing : 7am-12noon and 4pm-8pm
 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Kanchipuram
Location
Big Kanchipuram
Address
Arulmigu Ulagalanda Perumal Thirukkoil,Thiruooragam,Kancheepuram,Kancheepuram District.Tamil Nadu,Pin - 631502
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Kancheepuram
Nearest Railway Station
Nearest Airport
Chennai International Airport
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latitude : 12.990005490 longitude :80.169296260
Corporation : Chennai
GPS Code : VOMM
Open Year
7th-10th century.
Area
60,000 square feet
Height
30 feet
Visiting Hours
07:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 04:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.

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