Vaikuntha-perumal, Vaikunthaperumal, Vaikuṇṭha-perumāḷ: 2 definitions
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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Acta Orientalia vol. 74 (2013): Historical sequence of the Vaiṣṇava Divyadeśas
Vaikuṇṭha Perumāḷ temple or Paramēccuraviṇṇakaram (Kāñci) refers to one of the 108 Vaishnava Divya Desam (divyadeśas or divyasthalas), located in the topographical division of Toṇṭaināṭu (“Northern Tamil Nadu”), according to the 9th century Nālāyirativviyappirapantam (shortly Nālāyiram).—Tradition would record the Vaiṣṇava divyadeśas or divyasthalas are 108. The divyadeśa is a base of the cult of Viṣṇu in Viṣṇuism [Vaiṣṇavism] tradition. The list of 108 [viz., Vaikuṇṭha Perumāḷ] seems to have reached maturation by about the early 9th century CE as all the deśas are extolled in the hymns of the twelve Āḻvārs.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Oxford Reference: A Dictionary of Hinduism
Vaikuṇṭha Perumāḷ; A renowned 8th-century Vaiṣṇava temple at Kāñcīpuram, its iconography is apparently derived from Pāñcarātra theology. In addition, it celebrates the achievements of the Paḻḻava dynasty.
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Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Magaral < [Chapter XIV - Temples of Rajaraja III’s Time]
Temples in Tiruvennainallur < [Part II - Contributions of the Later Pallavas to the Chola-Pallava Phase]
Temples in Manimangalam < [Chapter XIX - Supplement]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Vimana and Vimana-devatas < [Chapter XIII - Prasada: Component Parts]
Temples in Paramesvaramangalam < [Chapter VIII - Temples of Uttama Chola’s Time]
Temples in Tiruvidavendai (Tiruvidavendai) < [Chapter VIII - Temples of Uttama Chola’s Time]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Agaram (CH) < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Temples in Tribhuvani < [Rajadhiraja I]
Temples in Gangaikondasolapuram (Gangaikondacholapuram) < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Vastu-shastra (5): Temple Architecture (by D. N. Shukla)
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