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Sri Paramapada Nathar temple
Moolavar: Paramapada Nathar (Vaikunda Perumal )
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Vaikundavalli
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: 1000 theerthams
  Agamam / Pooja : Vaikanasam
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Parameswara Vinnagaram
  City: Parameswara Vinnagaram
  District: Kanchipuram
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Saint Tirumangai Azhwar had praised the Lord in his Mangalasasanam hymn.  
  10 day Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June and Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  This is one of the 108 Divyadesas of Lord Vishnu.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 7.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.  
  Sri Vaikunda Perumal Swami Temple, Parameswara Vinnagaram, Kancheepuram- 631 502.  
  +91- 44 - 2723 5273. 
 General Information:

Lord Vaikunda Perumal-Paramapada Nathar graces the devotees in standing, sitting and reclining form from under the Ashtanga-Mukunda Vimana.  Sanctum Sanctorum and the first prakara-corridor are of Kudavarai type built with sand rock.  The temple is called Mummada Koil.  Mother blesses the devotees from a shrine facing east in the front Mandap.  Divine serpent Adisesha is under a two joint trees in the prakara.


Prayer in the temple cleanses the devotees of all their sins.  Those seeking wedding and child boons pray to Perumal.

Thanks giving:
  People offer sweet pudding (sarkarai pongal), curd rice and flakes (Aval) nivedhanas to Lord and Mother. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

Mothers Parvathi, Mahalakshmi and Saraswati came down to earth once to perform penance.  Sages Athri, Brugu, Kashyapa, Kaundilya, Triorisheya, Bharadwaja and others helped them.  After a while Lords Brahmma, Vishnu and Shiva came there to take the mothers back.  The power of the penance of the Rishis was such that the Lords could not go near their consorts.  They sent a beautiful Gandharva virgin near the sages.  Sage Bharadwaja fell in love with her and had a son.


Lord Maha Vishnu took the form of a hunter and brought up the boy and named him Parameswara Varman.  He was a staunch Vishnu devotee since his infancy.  Lord Vishnu taught him all the arts.  By the time he was completing the courses, his life was coming to end.  In order to extend his life to a long span, Lord reclined with his head on the northern side.  Generally, it is believed that this would affect longevity of the person.  When Yama the God of Death came to take the boy, he was shocked to see the Lord with His head towards north and understood that some thing bad or strange would happen.  Lord simply told Yama that He would move only if he ensures long life to His devotee.  Yama had no choice.  He simply obeyed and turned away assuring long life to the boy-Parameswara Varman.


Boy Parameswaran asked the hunter-father who He was.  Lord granted him His darshan.  Parameswara Varman decided to build a temple with Lord’s three postures, standing, sitting and reclining.  According to some historians that Parameswaran was the first of the Pallava dynasty.


In his Mangalasasanam, Saint Tirumangai Azhwar mentions Parameswara Varman as the builder of Parameswara Vinnagaram – “Parameswara Varman Panindha Parameswara Vinnagaram Adhuve”.  The place is also named after him.  As Azhwar’s Mangalasasanam has the name of the King, the grace of Lord to him stands established.


Mukunda Vimanam in the sanctum has the features of Ashtanga Vimana also.   The Lord is Paramapada Natha in the first sage in sitting form and in standing form at the third.  In the middle, He is in reclining form as Sri Ranganatha with Mothers Sridevi and Bhoodevi on the Adisesha with His head at the north facing west.


The extension of longevity to Parameswara Varman it is said was granted on a Vaikunda Ekadasi day, also a Wednesday.  Worshipping Lord on this day will increase the longevity of the devotee, it is believed.  It is also believed that this Kanchi Vishnu temple is the first of the Divya Desas in this region.

  Temple History:

The region was once known as Vidharba Desa ruled by King Virocha.  Due to a curse incurred in his past birth, he had no issues.  A staunch Shiva devotee, he prayed to Lord Kailasanatha in Kancheepuram conducting a yajna.  Lord Shiva made the Dwarapalakas of Lord Vishnu to be born as the king’s sons.


Though born as the princes, they continued to be devotees of Lord Vishnu and conducted a yajna for the welfare and prosperity of the people of this region.  Pleased with them, Lord Vishnu granted darshan as Vaikundanatha to the princes.

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