Adi Kesava Perumal Temple

  1. Adikesava Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram:

This temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu and is believed to be the birthplace of Saint Ramanujar. It is located in Sriperumbudur, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu. Here’s a closer look:

    • Enshrines Lord Vishnu as Adikesava Perumal and his consort, Goddess Yathirajanathavalli.
    • Believed to be built sometime between the Chola and Vijayanagara empires (1572 CE).
    • Offers daily worship services with four rituals.
  • Maintains a serene atmosphere.
    Image of Adikesava Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram
  1. Adikesava Perumal Temple, Kanyakumari:

This temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams, the holy sites of Hindu Vaishnavism. It is located in Thiruvattar, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu.

  • Picturesque setting surrounded on three sides by rivers – River Kothai, River Pahrali and River Thamirabarani.
  • Architectural style blends Dravidian and Kerala styles.
  • Features a 30-feet high fort wall and an outer corridor with 224 stone pillars.
  • Enshrines Lord Vishnu in his reclining posture (Ananta Padmanabha) viewable through three doors.
    Image of Adikesava Perumal Temple, Kanyakumari

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  • Padmanabhapuram Palace: This wooden palace, located about 11 km from the temple, is the largest wooden palace in Asia. Built in the 16th century, the palace is known for its intricate woodwork, beautiful courtyards, and unique architectural style that blends Kerala and Tamil influences.

    Image of Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kanyakumari
  • Kanyakumari Beach: Located about 42 km from the temple, this beach is the southernmost tip of mainland India. It’s a popular spot to watch the sunrise and sunset over the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean. You can also visit the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the Thiruvalluvar Statue nearby.

    Image of Kanyakumari Beach, India
  • Mathoor Aqueduct: This 18th-century bridge, about 3 km from the temple, is an architectural marvel built by the British to transport water. It’s a great spot for a scenic walk and to learn about the region’s history.

    Image of Mathoor Aqueduct, India
  • Thanumalayan Temple: This temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is located about 12 km from the Adi Kesava Perumal Temple. It is known for its beautiful architecture and sculptures.

  • Vattakottai Fort: This 17th-century fort, located about 25 km from the temple, offers panoramic views of the coastline. It was built by the Portuguese and later captured by the Dutch and the British.

    Image of Vattakottai Fort, India

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