Vaikuntha Perumal Temple is one of the oldest shrines in Kanchipuram
, Tamil Nadu
. It is believed to have been built around the 7th century by Nandivarman Pallavamalla.
This beautiful temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Vaikunthavalli Tayar (Goddess Lakshmi). It has the images of Lord Vishnu in standing, sitting and reclining postures.
The covered passages inside the outer walls of the temple are supported by lion pillars, which contain historical Pallava inscriptions (related to the wars between the Pallavas and the Chalukyas). The sculptures seen in the temple display the history of the temple, with descriptive facts in the 8th century script.