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Vamana Avatar Temple at Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu - Ulagalanda Perumal temple Dedicated to Vishnu

Vamana Avatar is the fifth incarnation of Vishnu and temples dedicated to Vaman Avatar are very rare. One such rare Vamana Avatar temple is the Ulagalanda Perumal temple at Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. The Vamana murti worshipped in the temple is 35 feet – with left leg lifted high and the right leg resting on the head of King Bali.

Ulagalanda Perumal temple is one the 108 Divya Desham Temples.

The main murti worshipped in the temple is made of sand and lime. Two fingers of the left hand and one finger of the right hand is in raised position – as if stating I have measured with two steps the sky and earth and where should I put my third step. (You can read story of Vamana Incarnation here)

The Utsava murtis (processional deities) of Vishnu along with his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi are found in the main shrine.

Apart from the Vamana murti, the temple is also home to three are other murtis of Vishnu. Each of these four murtis are counted as a separate Divya Desham.

The murti worshipped in the temple is also known as Trivikrama, Ulagalanda Perumal and Peragathan.

The temple is located very near to the Kanchipuram Bus Station and is near to the famous Kamakshi Amman Temple.