Thiru Ooragam, Thiru Neeragam, Thiru Kaaragam, Thiru Kaarvannam - Kanchipuram

About the temple

There are four divyadesams in a single temple complex. Lord Vishnu took the Vamana avatharam to stop King Mahabali's attempt to acquire Indra's swarga lokam and restore Indra's powers. When King Mahabali promised to give 3 feet of land to Lord Vishnu who was disguised as a dwarf Brahmin, Lord Vishnu measured the earth and sky with one feet, the heaven with the second feet and asked the King where to keep the third feet. Since the King was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu he asked the Lord to keep the third feet on his head and the Lord did accordingly and sent the King to the nether world, thereby fulfilling his purpose of taking the Vamana avathara.

The Lord took the form of Ulagalandha perumal to fulfill the King's wish to see the Lord in full form. The Lord also appeared in a smaller form as Adiseshan. The Lord here is also known as Ooragathaan. The Lord is more than 30ft high with the left leg at right angle parallel to the ground and right leg on Mahabali's head. The two steps taken by the lord are indicated by the two fingers stretched out in the left hand and one finger on the right hand as questioning the King where to keep the third feet.

The temple is at a walking distance from Kamakshi amman temple, Vaikunda perumal temple and the Kanchipuram main bus stand.


Thiru Ooragam : Trivikrama/ Ulagalandha perumal/Ooragathaan and Amuthavalli thayar
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Thiru Neeragam : Jagadeeswara perumal - utsavar and Nilamangai thayar

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Thiru Kaaragam : Karunaka perumal and Padmamani/Ramamani thayar

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Thiru Kaarvanan : Kalvar and Kamalavalli thayar

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