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Timings : 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Time Required : 2-3 hours

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Ulagalantha Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram Overview

Ulagalanthar Perumal Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and one of the 108 Divya Desams, is located very near to the Kamakshi Amman Temple in the city of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. The temple is of great historical and religious importance and is visited by followers from all over the world.

The temple deity has an idol of Vishnu in the form of the Vamana which stands about 35 feet tall with a width of 24 feet in a pose that depicts Lord Vishnu has one foot on planet earth and the other on the skies. It is believed that the foot that pushes towards the skies is the foot that pushing King Bali to Patala (the hell). 

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The form of the idol of Lord Vishnu is also called the Trivikrama Form. It is believed that Lord Vishnu took this avatar to defeat King Bali on the day of Amavasya which is still celebrated as the festival of Deepavali or the celebration of the victory of Lord Vishnu.

Many Poojas are performed in the temple. However, one of the most important ones is the Naga Dosha or the Kaal Sarpa Dosha Pooja. Because of its proximity to the Kamakshi Amman Temple, many devotees visit this temple every day. The premise is very well maintained by the temple management and has a soothing vibe that must be experienced by everyone visiting the city.

How To Reach Ulagalantha Perumal Temple

Sri Ulagalantha Temple is accessible by road from any part of Kanchipuram. Tourists can hail buses or hire taxis to reach the temple. Those exploring the city by self-driven vehicles can drive via the Kamakshi Amman Sannidhi Street. The temple is located on this street.

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