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Uthiramerur Temples

Uthiramerur is a panchayat town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is noted for its temple inscriptions that describe a self-governance system (Cholan Kudavolai ) existing around 7th to 9th century CE.
Uthiramerur Perumal Temple
Temples in Uthiramerur town,
Kailasa nathar Temple
Sundaravarada Perumal Temple,

Kailasanathar Temple :  It is believed to be more than 1,000 years old. It was built during the Pallava King Dantivarman regime. And steps are taken to restore it by Rural Education and Conservation of Heritage ( REACH  ) Foundation . 

Uthiramerur - Sri Sundara Varadhar Perumal Temple 

Sri Sundara Varadaraja Perumal temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Uthiramerur Sri Sundara Varadhar Temple
Lord Vishnu is generally seen in either of the 3 forms, 
Ninraan (நின்றான் - Perumal in standing posture), 
Irundhaan (இருந்தான் - Perumal in sitting posture) or 
Kidandhaan (கிடந்தான் - Perumal in reclining posture like Ranganathar)

This is one of the few temples where you can have dharshan of Perumal in all his 3 forms.  The sanctum( kopuram) is built in such a way that all 3 forms of Lord Vishnu are set one above the other as 3 levels or floors.
Uthiramerur Chaturvedhimangalam 
Ashtanga vimanam Uthiramerur
The presiding deity is Sri Sundara Varadaraja Perumal here in standing posture along with Sri Devi and Bhoodevi in the first level. There is a staircase on which one can climb with much ease to go to the next floor, just above the main sanctum. In this next level Sri Vaikunda Varadhar is seen in the sitting posture.

While climbing up to the next level there is Sri Parthasarathy preaching Gita to Arjuna on the outer wall facing south. Lord Narasimha is present on the outer wall facing west and Sri Varaha Perumal with Lakshmi facing North. Here Varahar is in sitting posture with Sri Lakshmi sitting on his lap looking at Varahar's face in a praying gesture.

Uthiramerur- Sri Sundara Varadharajar PerumalTemple
உத்திரமேரூர் - சுந்தரவரதராஜர் பெருமாள் திருக்கோயில்
Main Deity
Lord Vishnu
Moolavar Name
Sri Sundara Varadhar
Goddess Name
Sridevi, Bhoodevi, Anandavalli Thayar
Uthiramerur Chaturvedhimangalam
Around 1000 Years old
One of the Ashtanga Vimana Architecture temple in Tamilnadu
Travel Base

Ashtanga Vimana Temples in Tamilnadu
Koodalazhagar Perumal Temple
Uthiramerur Sundara Varadhar Perumal Temple

How to reach : The Uttiramerur Murugan temple can be reached easily from nearby towns Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu. Direct bus services available from chennai.

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