Ulagalantha Perumal Temple | Timings, Significance & Contact

One of the famous temples is the Ulagalantha Perumal Temple Kanchipuram. The Temple is located in the Kanchipuram district and close to the famous Kamakshi Amman Temple. Ulagalantha Perumal temple timings are from 6 am to 4 pm.

Kanchipuram is an ancient traditional land of Tamil Nadu, famous for its unique and unusual fabrics. Kanchipuram City is the best place to shop and buy rich silk fabrics. Apart from sarees and costumes, there are many famous temples in Kanchipuram.

Ulagalantha Perumal Temple Kanchipuram

The Temple is one of the 108 sacred shrines of Lord Vishnu. The Vamana Avatar of Vishnu had worshipped here. The Temple has magnificent structures, huge pavilions, and intricate carvings built in the Indo-Dravidian style.

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According to inscriptions, the Temple was built by Nandiyarma III from 846 to 869 and later restored by the Pallavas and the Cholas.

Significance of Vamana Avatar

According to the Ulagalantha Perumal Temple significance, the Vamana Avatar of Vishnu is none other than a humble Brahmin priest. He took this incarnation to restore the power of Lord Indira in heaven by defeating Mahabali.

Mahabali is the grandson of none other than Pragalatan. Bali was enthusiastic and determined to conquer heaven and earth, unlike his grandfather.

He finally overthrew Lord Indira, took charge of heaven and earth, and was hailed as a great sacrifice by his followers. To restore Dharma and save the world from the evil hands of Mahabali, Vishnu took the form of a humble Vamana.

Since Mahabali was his devotee, Vishnu did not want to kill him. Instead, he wanted to teach him a lesson. Mahabali was doing his Upanayana on a good day, and Vishnu Vamana approached Mahabali for a grant.

Mahabali smiled at his slight figure and promised to fulfil any wish he had. The humble Vamana asked for a three-foot piece of land across from him, and the whole royal court laughed when this little Vamana asked for a three-foot piece of land.

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But for their entertainment, the Vamana covered one whole heaven, the second foot covered the whole earth, and the third had no place.

Realizing that this Vamana was none other than Mahavishnu himself, Mahabali gave his head to put Vamana on the third leg. Thus, Vamana pushed Mahabali to the path of the world (hell) and saved heaven and earth.

Ulagalantha Perumal Temple Timings

The Ulagalantha Perumal temple timings are from 6 am to 8 pm. The temple timings are opening, and the day’s closing is essential for visiting the Temple. The doors open at 6 am, reopen at noon, close at 4 pm, and close at 8 pm.

Pooja Darshan Timings
  • Ushathkalam Pooja at 7 am
  • Kalasanthi Pooja at 8 am
  • Uchikalam Pooja 12 pm
  • Sayarakshai pooja 6 am
  • Irandamkalam Pooja at 7 am
  • Ardha Jamam Pooja at 10 am
Festivals at the Temple

Hotels Near Kanchipuram

Ac and Non-Ac Private rooms are available near Temple.

Temple accommodation is not available.

How to reach

Kanchipuram is located at a distance of 76 km from Chennai. It is easily accessible from cities like Chennai, Villupuram, Tiruvallur and Vellore.

Within the city, you can find many shared autos that take you to essential destinations in the city at a very reasonable price to reach the Temple.

Bus: Transportation in Kanchipuram is active 24/7, and buses are available to all major cities.

Air: Kanchipuram has no airport, and the nearest airport is in Chennai, taking about two hours to reach.

Railway: Kanchipuram is well connected by rail and has a railway station. Frequent trains are available from Chennai, Madurai and Trichy.

Temples near Kanchipuram

  1. Ekambareshwara Temple is located at a distance of 1 km from the Temple.
  2. Kumara Kottam Subramanya Temple is within walking distance.
  3. Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple is located at a distance of 4 km.
  4. Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple locates at a distance of 1.5 km.
  5. Kailasanathar Temple is located at a distance of 2 km.

Activities- Things to do

Silk Land Kanchipuram is one of the best places to learn about weaving, one of the ancient occupations of our ancestors. Many people living in Kanchipuram are weavers whose main occupation is weaving silk.

Kanchipuram Silk Weaving Once you come here, you can indulge in activities like weaving saris in ancient ways, printing patterns on saris and scarves, colour dyeing and designing dresses.

Take a break from your daily routine and learn about many beautiful things at the Temple.


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