Sri Vaikuntam Temple

Vainavam - 108 Thivya Thesam (Goodly Land)

 

Overview

Sri Vaikuntam is located on the banks of the river Thamirabarani.This is one of the 108 divya desams of Lord Vishnu and the first of the Navatiruppathis. Srivaikuntam is the holy place of the planet Soorya. The Prime Deity Lord Vaikuntanathan faces east in standing posture, Srivaikuntam is famous for the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu known as Srivaikuntapathi Swami with a lofty gopuram.The Thiruvengada Mudaiyar Mandapam is rich with sculptures of Yallis, Elephants and Warriors. The Ekadasi Mandapam which is opened on Vaikunta Ekadasi days, contains exquisite sculptures. During the conflicting days between the East India Company forces and Kattabomman, this temple served as a fort. The Kailasanathaswamy temple is another important temple. It contains six inscriptions of the times of Veera Pandiya Kattabomman. It is 30 km east of Tirunelveli , 30 km west of Tiruchendur and 39 km from Tuticorin.At times of yore when chaos erupted in the satyaloga of the four faced Brahma he was relieved of the four Vedas which were bestowed to him by Lord Narayana as tools for creating life and humanity. At the request of Brahma Lord Narayana agreed to permanently grace his presence in Archaform at the site of Brahma’s penance and bless the humanity. Brahma consecrated Lord Vaikunta Natha and performed the first holy shower for the Lord’s statue. Also Brahma inaugurated the first Chitra Utsav for the Lord. Srivaikuntanathan Perumal Temple or Srivaikuntam temple is one of the Nava Tirupathi. Nine Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Tiruchendur-Tirunelveli route, Tamil Nadu, India in the banks of Thamiraparani river. All these 9 temples are classified as Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints.
Opening Time:
 
The temple is open from 7.30 am to 12 noon and in the evening from 5.00 to 8.00p.m.
 
Buses are available from Tirunelveli bus stand to Srivaikuntam. The temple is about 30 kms from Tirunelveli. Alternatively if one wants to cover all the Nava thirupathis, they can even hire a taxi directly from Tirunelveli or can travel by bus till Srivaikuntam and then hire a taxi or auto from there for remaining temples.
 
The nearest station is Srivaikundam on the Tirunelveli - Tiruchendur route. Nearest railhead is Tirunelveli station.
How to reach Tirunelveli
From Madras, one can take Kanniyakumari Exp , Ananthapuri Exp or Nellai Exp.
 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Tuticorin
Location
Srivaikuntam
Address
Arulmigu VaikuntanaatharTemplel, Sri Vaikuntam, Thoothukudi District, Pin – 628 601,
Contact Info
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Sri Vaikuntam
Nearest Railway Station
Tirunelveli Town (TYT)
Nearest Airport
Tuticorin Southwest Airport
IN
latitude : 8.724240303 longitude :78.025802610
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GPS Code : VO80
Open Year
1500years old

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