Visit Srivaikuntam Temple
Considered amongst the 108 Divyadesams, Srivaikuntam Temple is one of the celebrated pilgrimage sites in Tuticorin.
Considered amongst the 108 Divyadesams, Srivaikuntam Temple is one of the celebrated pilgrimage sites in Tuticorin. The temple is situated on the banks of Tamiraibarani River and therefore gets adorned by the eye catching serene beauty of nature. The temple is dedicated to Lord Kallarpiran or Vaikuntanathan where the main sanctum sanctorum features a serpent Lord Adisesha who unfurls his hood over the towering idol of Lord Vishnu.
History states that the temple was built by the Pandya King Sankara Pandyan. Apart from its religious attachment with Hinduism, its noted traditional south Indian style of architecture also attracts tourists to its complex. One unique feature of the temple is that the sun rays fall directly on the idol of Lord Vishnu only on two days every year as a token of worship. Few interesting sites of the fort that can leave a visitor speechless include the following:
- The Nataraja shrine,
- Eight artistically carved pillars,
- The festival deity, Kallapiran,
- Carvings of lions, yalis and elephants in the pillars of the mandapam, and
- The 9- tier Rajagopuram.
PREFFERED BYGod Lovers,Nirvana Seekers
TIME SPENT1 hour
ENTRY FEENo entry fee
Best SeasonOctober to March