Vaikuntaperumal Uthiramerur

Vaikuntaperumal, Uthiramerur

Vaishnavite Temples, Uthiramerur Taluk


Vaikunta Perumal, facing east


Anandavalli Thaayar, facing east

Other Deities

Sreedevi, Bhoodevi along with the main deity, Garuda

Vaikuntaperumal Uthiramerur is an east facing ancient temple under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India. The temple is in the Dravidian style occupying about half an acre of land. Vaikunta Perumal is seen in seated posture with Sree Devi and Bhoodevi on either side. Before the sanctum is a large assembly hall with many inscriptions on it. Uthiramerur was a village established by Nandivarma Pallava II around 750 CE.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Vaikuntaperumal Uthiramerur is an ancient temple built by the Pallavas around 750 CE with later additions by the Cholas. The inscriptions found in this temple explain in detail the democratic practices of electing representatives for the village bodies (Kudavolai System) during the regime of Parantaka Chola (907 CE – 955 CE). There are more inscriptions from the period of Parantaka Chola I (907–950 CE), Rajaraja Chola I (985–1014 CE), Rajendra Chola I (1012–1044 CE) and Kulothunga Chola I (1070–1120 CE) mentioning various gifts to the temple.


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Vaikuntaperumal Uthiramerur is in the center of Uthiramerur town which is about 30 kilometers south-west of Chingleput.

Stay and Food

Uthiramerur has a few restaurants. Recommended stay would be Kancheepuram or hotels in the GST Road.

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