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Srivaikuntanathan Permual Temple, Kallapiran Temple, Srivaikuntam Temple

TamilNadu, Thoothukudi

Srivaikuntanathan Perumal Temple (also called Srivaikuntam temple and Kallapiran temple) in Srivaikuntam, a town in Thoothukudi district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. It is located 22 km from Tirunelveli. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Vaikuntanathar and his consort Lakshmi as Vaikuntavalli. The temple is also classified as a Navatirupathi, the nine temples revered by Nammazhwar located in the banks of Tamiraparani river. Sri Vaikuntanathan Perumal Temple is firstamong the Nava Tirupathi temple dedicated to the planet, Sri Surya. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu.


There are many legends associated with this temple. According to one legend, Somuka, a demon stole the four vedas from Lord Brahma. Brahma was helpless and nd he did severe penance in the banks of Tamiraparani River seeking favour from Lord Vishnu. Pleased with the penance of Brahma, Vishnu agreed to help Brahma. Vishnu killed the demon and restored the vedas to Brahma. Lord Vishnu set his abode as Srivakuntam and resided there as Vaikuntanatha. ...View more


The temple is built in Dravidian style of architecture. A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines and two of its three bodies of water. The rajagopuram, the temple's gateway tower, is 110 ft (34 m) tall. The granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines and two of its three bodies of water. The sanctum houses the image of Srivaikunanatha in standing posture with a club in his hand. Adisesha, the serpent of Vaik...View more

Darsan Info

Timings : The temple is open from 7:30 AM till 12:00 PM and from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM

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Darsan Dresscode

Male devotees have been advised to wear dhoti, shirt, pyjama or pant and shirt while women and girls should wear saris or churidhar or 'pavadai' with half-sari. Devotees wearing lungi, bermudas, jeans and tight-leggings would not be allowed.


Tamil Nadu is home to many natural resources, classical arts, classical music, classical literature, Hindu temples of Dravidian architecture, hill stations, beach resorts, multi-religious pilgrimage sites, and eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Nava Tirupathi temples are classified as "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Lord Vishnu which are admired by the 12 Azhwars.

Location and Contact

Srivaikuntanathan Permual Temple, Srivaikuntam, Tamil Nadu 628601

+91 4630256476

By Air
The nearest airport is Tuticorin (24.6 Km). There are flights like Air, IndiGo, Spice Jet, Jet Airways, and JetKonnect to reach to and from Srivaikundam.

By Train
Srivaikuntam railway station is situated on the Tirunelveli-Tiruchendur line. All passenger trains from Tirunelveli stop at this station. The temple is about 1.5 miles from the railway station.

By Road
Srivaikuntam is also well connected by road with Tirunelveli, Tiruchendur and Tuticorin and all other major cities.

Additional Info

  1. Hotel Aryaas
    Sri Janakiram Hotel
  2. Canara Bank ATM, TMB ATM, State Bank of India ATM
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Temple Rituals

The temple rituals are performed Six times a day:
Vishwaroopam Pooja - 7.30 AM
Kalasanthi Pooja   - 9.00 AM
Theertham Viniyogam - 10.00 AM
Samba Thalikai    - 12.00 PM
Sayarachai Pooja - 5.00 PM
Thiruvisagam Pooja - 8.30 PM

Regular Offerings

Devotees can sponsor one day Annadhanam or Permanent endowment for one day's Annadhanam Scheme. The devotees perform tirumanjanam (sacred bath) to the Lord and offer new clothes.

Special Rituals

Several poojas are held in this temple and the most important among them is the pooja done by childless couples. It is believed that if the childless couple consume the ghee for 48 nights that has been offered at the deity's feet, they will be blessed with children.

Famous Festival

January/February - Brahmmotsavam
January/February - Pavithra Utsavam
May/June - Garuda Sevai utsavam
October/November - Deepavali

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