Vaikunta Perumal dwells under Mukunda Vimana in a sitting posture facing west.
This temple is near Kancheepuram Railway Station. His Consort is worshipped by
the devotees with the sacred name 'Sri Vaikuntavalli'. There are three tiers in
this temple. In the lower, middle and upper tier, the Lord is seen in sitting,
reposing and standing postures respectively. While circumambulating the main
sannidhi, we come across a treasure house of artistic sculptures. The life
history of many Pallava Kings is portrayed here.
If we reach the middle tier climbing up the steps, we
see the Lord reposing on Adishesha, facing west with his Lotus feet, pointing
towards the South. Inscriptions here reveal that the Pallava King Nandivarman
constructed this temple and also catalogue the names of other Pallava Kings who
undertook constructive works in this temple.
temple, situated in the North East between Kanchipuram Railway Station and Bus
Stand, is maintained by the H R & C E, Dept. of Goverment of Tamil Nadu and is
protected as a monument by the Archaeological department of the Government of
The Brahmotsavam of this temple is celebrated in the
asterism Punarvasu in the month of Chitrai. Vaikunta Ekadasi Festival and
Kaisika Dwadasi Festival celebrated at this temple are very famous.
Pilgrims who visit this temple worship the Lord for
cherishing the desires and carry with them the satisfaction of having seen a
treasure of sculptural beauty and the memory of the devotion of the Mighty
Pallava Kings to Lord Sri Vaikuntanadha.