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Thiru Vaikundha Vinnagarm is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord located in Thirunangur, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu.
Salam Kondra Iraniyanathu Ahal Marvam Keendu
Thadangadalai Kadainthu Amudham Kondu Ukantha Kalai
Nalam Konda Karumugil Pol Thirumeni Amman
Nalthorum Makizhthu Inikkum Maruvi Urai Koil
Thalam Kondu Malar Soriyum Mallikai On Serunthi
Sembakangal Manam Narum Van Pozhilinoodey
Valam Kondu Kayal Odi Vilayadum Nangur
Vaikundhavinnagaram Vanangu Mada Nenjey
Presiding Deity – Moolavar Sri Vaikundhanatha Perumal, Utsavar -Thamarai Kannudaya Piran with his consort Goddess Sri Vaikundhavalli Thayar/Periya Piratti and Boodevi Thayar
Pushkarani – Lakshmi Pushkarani, Viraja Theertham, Udhanga Pushkarani
Mangalasasanam – Thirumangai Alwar
Vimanam – Anantha Sathyavarthaka Vimanam
Worshipped by – Sage Udhanga and Ekadasha Rudra
Prathyaksham to – Sage Udhanga, Rudra, Swethakethu & his wife Damayanthi and King Uparisaravasu
Festivals – Mangalasasanam festival in Thai, Vaikundha Ekadashi, Garuda Sevai,
Sannidhis – Alwars, Surya Narayana Perumal, Nammalvar, Sri Ramanuja, Lord Krishna, Chakkrathalwar,
The legend has that King Swethakethu of Ikshvaku clan was a righteous ruler. During his regime the people were happy and his Kingdom flourished with natural resources. He and his chaste wife Damayanthi underwent severe penance praying to Lord Vishnu to attain Sri Vaikundham with their mortal bodies. They constructed a massive inferno around them and worshipped Lord for several years. Though they had reached their destination, unfortunately they did not bless with the dharshan of Lord Vishnu at Vaikundham. Instantly, there appeared Sage Narada the righteous couple prostrated before him and sadly enquired for their failure to envision Lord Vaikundhanatha. Sage advised King Swethakethu that though he was a righteous ruler, he did not do any charities or Yaga or Yagnas all through his life on Earth. Further, he instructed the righteous couple to worship Lord Airavatheswara cited on the river banks of Cauvery and with His blessings they would be able to have dharshan of Lord Vaikundhanatha. The King and his wife were distressed and returned to this sacred land at the divine instruction of Sage Narada. They observed strict austerities and worshipped Lord Airavatheswara. Lord was pleased at the devotion of the couple and blessed them. Lord Airavatheswar along with the King Swethakethu and his wife worshipped Lord Vishnu on this sacred land, Sage Udhanga also joined with them and the penance continued for several years. At last, the most pleased Lord Vishnu provided Dharshan as Thiru Vaikundhanatha with Goddess Sri Devi & Boodevi to them. Lord Airavatheswarar prayed to Lord Vishnu to remain on this sacred land as Vaikundhanatha and the place would be known as Vaikundha Vinnagaram. This is one of the holiest temples of Lord Vishnu equivalent to Paramapadham-Sri Vaikundham.
This temple remains open from 7.00AM to 11.00AM in the morning and 4.00PM to 7.00PM in the evenings.
Contact Person – Sri Sampathkumar Swamin – 9486909166
Jai Sriman Narayana !!