Ranked 3 among Places to Visit in Kanchipuram
Time Required: Around 1 hour
The Devarajaswami Temple was constructed by the Vijaynagar kings. It is devoted to the Hindu god Lord Vishnu. There are ornamented engraved pillars that can be seen inside the temple.
This scrupulous temple has a marriage hall that was built in remembrance of the marriage between Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. There is also a water tank that contains a large statue of Lord Vishnu inside the water. The tank is debilitated every 40 years and it is at that time, the 10 meter high statue can be seen, and is then established for darshan for 48 days before it is immersed in water again. There is also an enormous chain that was engraved out of one single stone.
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Is the Devarajaswami temple and Varadaraja swami temple in Kanchipuram one and the same?
Answer: Devarajaswami Temple and Varadaraja Perumal Temple are two different Temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Kanchipuram. You can check the Places to Visit in Kanchipuram for more details.