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Thiru Pavala Vannam or Pavala Vanna Perumal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, located in Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu, India. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams or holy abodes of Lord Vishnu. Out of the 108 Divya Desam, It lies in the 54th place.Here Vishnu is worshipped as Sri Pavala Vannar Perumal with his consort Pavalavalli Thayar. Moolavar is Pavala Vannan seen in standing posture facing west.


Pavala Vanam Temple, a prominent Vaishnavaite centre, was once visited by 3 Alwars, the great saints in Vaishnavite tradition, namely Peyalvar, Thirumalisai Alvar and Thirumangai Alvar. These three Alwars among the twelve sang songs on various forms of God. Besides, many eminent Acharyas have also penned down famous songs on different forms of God in this temple. The temple faces the western direction.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Kanchipuram is around 75 km from Chennai off the Chennai- Vellore/ Bangalore highway via SriPerumbudur.Kanchipuram is well connected by several bus services from and to major cities.

The nearest railway station to reach Sri Pavala Vannar Temple is Arakkonam railway station Junction which is 26 Km away from the temple.

By Air

The nearest airport to reach Sri Pavala Vannar temple is Chennai International airport, which is 53 Km away from the temple.


Sri Pavala Vannar Temple Kanchipuram

Temple Legend

During a chat between Lord Vishnu and his consort Thirumagal in Vaikundam, She requested to the Lord that he might turn his dark complexion to golden by getting the grace of Lord Siva who was executing the threefold job of creation, preservation and Destruction. The Lord agreed and left to the Kanchi shrine and created holy water in front of Veerattakasam using his chakra weapon. He took the bath in Chakra Theertham every day and worshipped Veerattakasar with 14,000 lotus flowers. Lord Shiva, who was delighted, appeared with Uma Devi and granted his wish to change his complexion from dark colour to golden colour. Hence in this temple, Lord Vishnu appears in golden colour.

Extra Information

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Timings and Events

8.00 AM to 11.00 AM and from 4.00 PM to 7.00 PM.


Vaikasi Visakam – May/June

Aani Thirumanjanam – June/July

Vaikundha Ekadashi – December/January

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