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Ulagalantha perumal

Ulagalantha perumal,Kanchipuram is one of 108 divya desham of Lord Vishnu nearby the famous Kamakshi Amman temple .

Here the lord is of a huge idol 35 feet height and his left feet is lifted to 28 feet high.

The sthala purana says the King Mahabali promised to give 3 foot of land to Lord Vamanar(Vishnu’s fifth avatar who was like a dwarf) . Vamanar took vishwaroopam and measured with his 1st foot – the whole of pathalam was surrendered,Lord kept his next foot lifted high to measure the Mel logam(heavens) and when Lord asked where to measure the 3rd foot ?,the King Mahabali bowed his head infront of the Lord and asked Him to keep His foot on his head and surrendered himself before the Lord.

Though the Moolavar of this temple is not a divyadesham deity , It is a divyadeshams sthalam consisting of 4 divyadesham Perumal in the ul-pragharam .

  • Thiruneeragam
  • Thiruooragam
  • Thirukaragam
  • Thirukarvanam

THIRUOORAGAM

This temple is one of the divyadeshams and is in the ulpragharam of Ulagalantha Perumal temple itself . This comes under thondanadu divyadeshams.

Thirumangai alwar has sung pasuram glorifying this Lord .

Ooragam means snake . The Lord Vishnu has manifested in the form of Adhiseshan ( five headed snake ) in this temple and has a seperate sannidhi . So The Lord gets this name Thiruooragathan .

Here the thayar name is Amudhavalli .

Sthalapuranam When Lord Vishnu took Vishwaroopam Mahabali was not able to see as he was bowing before the Lord to keep his leg for the 3rd foot . So Mahabali prayed Lord to show his Thiru vikrama dharshan ( Ulagalantha ) for several years pleased by this the Lord appeared in this posture , as the Lord was towering Mahabali was not able to see the Lord fully again . So the Lord appeared before him as Adhiseshan .

THIRUNEERAGAM

This is also one out of the 4 divyadeshams inside the Ulagalantha Perumal temple .

Thirumangai alwar has sung the glory of this Lord .

This temple comes under thondanadu divyadeshams .

The legend behind this divyadesham is neer which means water . Lord Vishnu gives dharshan in this temple as Jagdishswar Perumal symbolizing just like water he is equal to all living beings .Thus he got the name Thiruneeragathan and his consort is Nilamangai valli .

THIRUKARAGAM

This temple is also a thondanadu divyadeshams inside the ulpragharam of Ulagalantha Perumal temple, Kanchipuram .

The Lord name is Karunakaran . Thayar name is Padmamani or Ramamani .

Thirumangai alwar has sung pasuram about this Lord .

Karuna means mercy kaar means black clouds . Just like black clouds gives rain , this Lord Karunakaran shows love abundantly to his devotees without expecting anything .

He gave dharshan to Karga Maharishi in this shrine .

THIRUKARVANAM

This temple is also a thondanadu divyadeshams inside the ulpragharam of Ulagalantha Perumal temple, Kanchipuram .

The Lord name is Karunakaran . Thayar name is Padmamani or Ramamani .

Thirumangai alwar has sung pasuram about this Lord .

Karuna means mercy kaar means black clouds . Just like black clouds gives rain , this Lord Karunakaran shows love abundantly to his devotees without expecting anything .

He gave dharshan to Karga Maharishi in this shrine .

Ulagalantha Perumal temple Kanchipuram
Ulpragharam Thirukaaragam
Thirukaaragam
Thirukarvannam

Published by Ranjini Madhavan

Iam a homemaker who like to travel to spiritual places and like to share my spiritual tours , pictures and my personal tour experiences .Though am not expressive to put it in words thought it would be easy for others who likes to travel these places so that they may know what all places to be covered and a sweet memories for myself.

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