Ulagalantha Perumal Temple – Kallakurichi
Ulagalantha Perumal Temple is a popular and must visit temple in Tamil Nadu that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is also known as Trivikrama Temple as it is located in Thirukkovilur village in Kallakurichi district. This is also one of the revered Divya Desam - holy place of Vishnu, praised by Azhwar saint in his work in their Divyaprabhandham works. The Lord here is worshiped as Ulagalantha Perumal along with his consort Poongothai Nachiyar. This temple is also famously known as Thirukkovilur Divya Desam and is associated with the Vamana-Trivikrama incarnation of Vishnu. One of the main attractions of this temple is the idol of Ulagalantha Perumal who stands tall in the temple with his right leg raised. This majestic shape is made of a special type of Tharu wood. Unusually, he holds the conch handle in his right hand and the disc chakra in his left. There are also shrines for Mahalakshmi, Guru Sukracharya, sage Mrikandu and three Azhwar saints. Another prominent feature of this temple is the 11- tierd Rajagopuram temple is 52 meters high and is also the third tallest temple in Tamil Nadu. This temple celebrates many festivals almost every year like Vaikunta Ekadashi and Panguni Brahmotsavam.
History of Ulagalantha Perumal Temple – Kallakurichi
According to Hindu mythology, Vamana, a Brahmin dwarf incarnation of Lord Vishnu, appeared here to put an end to the pride of the asura king Bali. Later, a temple was built in the same place by the Cholas in medieval times and acquired contributions from the Vijayanagar and the Nayak kings.
Speciality of Ulagalantha Perumal Temple – Kallakurichi
Ulagalantha Perumal Temple is very special because, it is the only place in Tamil Nadu where one can see four different Divya Desams in one temple.
Visiting time – 6.00 AM -12.00 PM, 4.00 PM – 8.00 PM
It is suggested to dress modestly. Ladies are suggested to wear only sarees, chudidhar, and Kurtis and for Men Dhotis, shirt are preferred and trousers and short dresses should be avoided. This rules are applicable to foreigners also.
How to reach Ulagalantha Perumal Temple – Kallakurichi ?
By Air – Salem airport is the nearest to reach Ulagalantha Perumal Temple covering 26 km.
By Train – Salem junction is the nearest to reach Ulagalantha Perumal Temple covering 12 km.
By Road - All road ways in Tamil Nadu are well- connected to reach Kallakurichi through NH 45, NH208 and NH67.
1. What is the famous Perumal temple?
Srirangam Perumal temple, Uraiyuir Perumal Temple and Thirukarambanur Perumal temple are very famous.
2. What are the special days for Perumal?
Vaikunta Ekadashi is an auspicious day for Lord Perumal.
3. Who is Vamanan?
Vamanan is the fifth Avatar of Lord Vishnu.
4. Can devotees conduct marriage in Ulagalantha Perumal Temple?
Yes, devotees can conduct marriage in Ulagalantha Perumal Temple
5. Which Vishnu temple must be visited for the boon of marriage?
Thiruvidanthai Nithyakalyana Perumal temple must be visited for the boon for marriage.