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“Well maintained temple” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Uppiliappan Temple, Kumbakonam

Uppiliappan Temple, Kumbakonam
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Kumbakonam
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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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29 reviews
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“Well maintained temple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

Visiting on days other than Saturday will give you a lot of time to have a darshan of this beautiful deity. Lord puts on a bigggg smile which makes your tiredness go off. On Saturdays, except the temple to be open till 1.30 AM in the noon... Temple is maintained super clean. Plan to visit Patteeswaram, Thirusakthi muttram and Thirunageswaram. It is believed that people who cannot go to Tirumala Thirupati to complete their offerings can alternatively do here as this Lord is supposedly the big brother of Lord Srinivasa at Thirupathi.

Visited December 2013
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Ipoh, malaysia
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“finest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

As I went in the temple, my friend asked me see the front and look up the enterance "gopuram" . Yes I saw so many sculptures many of them I have seen in Uttar Pradesh.
there the sculptures, are not clourfull, but here it very colurfull. IOt took about 20 to thirty min utes to see them and upon going inside we saw another - but the same sculptures - inside.
Inside the temple, some renovations are going on, just careful as you walk in.
The priest was jhelpul in conducting pryers and some money were donated to the priest.
The temple is also rearing few cows and we bought some kind of leaves to feed them, according to the legend it says that it is a blessing from above to feed them.

Visited September 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Brother of Lord Venkatachalapthi.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

visited the temple lastweek. Super Perumal Dharisanam. Prasadam with out salt.Uppiliappar is the elder Brother of Lord Venkatesa of Thiruppati. Alwars visited this place since it is one ofDIVYADESAM of 108 Vishnu Temples. The Temple Tank has ahealing Power The details of the temple and the importance are explained by the pandits during Dharisan,

Visited October 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Beautiful Deity Excellent Explaination”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

This temple close to Thirunageswaran has a beautify deity of Lord Vishnu. The Pandits who do the pujas here explain the history of the temple and how the Lord came to be called Uppilliappan[Lord who doesnt take salt(uppu in tamil)]. The temple has a 2 layered praharam . In the first layer of the praharam you can see beautiful paintings of Dasavataram. The outer praharam is adorned painting/sculpture of Lord Vishnu's 108 Tirupathi Abodes. This starts off with a huge Uppiliappan painting on the ceiling. The belief is that the Lord is the elder brother of Tirupathu Venkatachalapathi

Visited September 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“I am blessed.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

Awesome temple, even better was the chief priest giving explantation about this temple. All the food and gifts here is saltless which is why the name came abt.

Visited August 2013
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