Sri Vaikuntanatha Swami Temple is situated in Thoothukudi district of Tamilnadu. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the 108 Divyadesams - the abode of Lord Vishnu. The temple is also one of Navatirupathi temples in Vaishnavism associated with Lord Surya- the Sun god.
The temple follows Tenkalai Form of worship in Vaishnavite tradition
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Significance of the temple:
The principle deity, Lord Vaikuntanatha, is in standing posture facing east with four arms. He holds a mace in his hand. Adhisesha is seen with his hood spread like an umbrella above the head of the Lord Vaikunta. The processional deity is known as Kallapiran ( kallar piran – deity worshiped by the thief’s). He is accompanied with Choranayaki and Boodevi as his consorts.
Brahmanda Purana one of the eighteen sacred texts of Hinduism and written by Veda Vyasa contains a chapter called Navatirupathi Mahatmeeyam. The first part of the chapter refers to Srivaikuntam.
Once upon a time a great deluge occurred in the Brahmaloka that disturbed Brahma and he went into a deep sleep. An Asura named Somukhan utilised this opportunity and stolen the book which contained the secrets of world’s creation.
Brahma woke up and found his books missing. He decided to seek the help of Vishnu to regain his books. So, he searched for a place for his penance. He created a man out of a stick and sent him to find a suitable place on the banks of river Tamirabarani. But the man got infatuated by the beauty of a damsel and settled in her village and got married to her.
Brahma came to know of this again created a woman out of his kamandala and sent her for the same purpose. This time she found a suitable place that looked like heaven. Brahma was satisfied with the place and started his penance after taking a bath in a pond ( kalasa theertham).
Vishnu was pleased with the penance of Brahma and appeared before him asking what he wanted. Brahma explained his position and requested Vishnu to help get back his secret books. Vishnu fought with the asura Somukhan and recovered the book from him after killing the asura . Brahma was so grateful to Vishnu and praised him very much for his help. Before leaving this place Brahma named this place Sri Vaikuntam because Vishnu appeared before him coming all the way from Vaikuntam. He requested the Lord Vishnu to continue to stay here and bless the devotees
- 10 days Chithirai Brahmotsavam
- Garuda Seva Usavam in the month of Vaikasi
- Morning : 8.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m
- Evening : 5.00 p.m. to 6.15 p.m.
- The Price of the Puja includes service charges, prasad, packing and courier cost and any other incidental charges
- We are not agent of any temple, our representative will perform the puja on your behalf and collect the prasadam.
- You will receive the prasadam between 15 - 30 days
- Prasadam will not have any kind of food items
- Prasadam normally consists of Kumkum or Vibuthi or Turmeric or Sandal Paste or Akshatha