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(Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu)
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"Magnificent Architecture."

This ancient temple is amongst the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Hindu Lord Vishnu. Thousands of devotees flock this place to seek blessings. The engrossing architecture of the complex, the elaborate carvings and the serene ambience make this place a must-visit.

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Varadharaja Perumal Temple

Varadharaja Perumal Temple or Hastagiri or Attiyuran is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in the holy city of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu believed to have been visited by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. It is located in a suburb of Kanchipuram known as the Vishnu Kanchi that is a home for many famous Vishnu temples. One of the greatest Hindu scholars of Vaishnava VisishtAdvaita philosophy, Ramanuja is believed to have resided in this temple. The temple along with Ekambareswarar Temple and Kamakshi Amman Temple in Kanchipuram is popularly known as Mumurtivasam , while Srirangam is referred to as ‘ The Koil’ and Tirupathi as the ‘Malai’ . Among the Divya Desams, Kanchipuram Varadaraja Perumal temple is known as the ‘Perumal Koil’. This is one of the most sacred places for Vaishnavites. There is another famous temple of Varadarajaswamy in Kurmai, of Palamaner mandal in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh, called the Kurma Varadaraja Swamy Temple.


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