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Vaikuntha Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram is one of the oldest temple with stunning Dravidian architecture. It was also known as Sri Paramapadanatar Temple. It was built during Pallava dynasty in the early 6th -8th Century period. 

The temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams and the Lord Vishnu here was worshipped by Thiru Mangai Alwar.

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Parking Difficulty : Easy
Walking Needed : Less than 100 meters inside the temple
Time Needed : 20-30 minutes
Open Timings : 7.30 AM to 12:00 Noon and from 4.30 PM to 7.30 PM
Still Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Video Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Moolavar : Paramapada Nathar
Sthala Vruksham :
Theertham : 1000 Theerthams
Traditional Name: Parameswara Vinnagaram
Padal : Tirumangai Azhwar
Tropical Climate for most part of the year. Wear Cotton (March-November)
Wear Traditional Dress. Cover yourself decently
Avoid Shoes
Nearest Railway Station : Kanchipuram Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Chennai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kanchipuram Bus Stand

The architecture is similar to the one we find in sea shore temples in Mahabalipuram, which was also built during Pallava period. However, the temple has rich Hindu traditions and patronised by various kings and saints over the years.  The temple is revered much in Nalayira Divya Prabandham – a poetry collection about Lord Vishnu.

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