(Last Updated on : 21-08-2010)
In the small village of Uttiramerur in south India is stationed some small shrines dedicated to lord Vishnu. The historic village of Uttaramerur (Uttiramerur), is situated approximately twenty-five kilometers south-west of Kanchipuram. It has been discovered by the historical researches that the village of Uttiramerur was in existence from the Pallava period of the 8th century A.D. or perhaps even earlier. In present times the small village of Uttiramerur came in limelight owing to the existence of two ancient Vishnu temples dedicated to Sundaravarada Perumal and Vaikuntha Perumal, situated in the hub of this place. The numerous inscriptions found here reveal that once this village was populated by scholars well-versed in Vedic lore, this place was also venerated as chaturvedimangalam. In various periods of time it was called by different names like Uttaramerur-chaturvedimangalam, Rajendra Chola chaturvedimangalam, Vijayagandagopala-chaturvedimangalam and Vadameru-mangai, thus providing an idea of how popular it once was and the prestige it enjoyed among royalty and lay people alike. The Vishnu temples at the heart of this small village have enhanced the antique grandeur of the temple.
Sri Sundaravarada Perumal temple, Uttiramerur, South India
The Vishnu temple is one of the significant Vishnu temples studded with stone images and enshrines nine different enchanting postures of the Lord. The temple is a legendary one depicting the
Vaikuntha Perumal Temple, Uttiramerur, South India
Vaikuntha Perumal temple is another Vishnu temple of worth importance stationed in the small village of Uttiramerur. Situated very near the Sundaravarada Perumal temple is located another ancient Vishnu shrine dedicated to Vaikuntha Perumal