Divya Desams

108 Sri Vaishnava Temples

108 Divya Desams

A Divya Desam is one of the 108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the works of the Alvars (saints). Of the 108 temples, 105 are in India, one is in Nepal, and last two are believed to be outside the Earthly realms.

In India they are spread over states of Tamil Nadu(84), Kerala(11), Andhra Pradesh(2), Gujarat(1), Uttar Pradesh(4), Uttarakhand(3). The last two are Thirupalkadal and Paramapadam.Tirupalkaddal is the ocean of milk and paramapadam is the Vaikuntha where lord Vishnu presides.

The Divya Desams are revered by the 12 Alvars in the Divya Prabandha, a collection of 4,000 Tamil verses. Divya Desams follow Thenkalai or Vadakalai modes of worship

Categories (7) Positions of Lord Vishnu (3) Directions (4)
Thondai Naadu temples Kidantha Thirukkolam
( Sleeping Position )
27 Divya desams
Towards East direction
79 Divya desams
Chozha Naadu temples Veetrirundha Thirukkolam
( Sitting Position )
21 Divya desams
Towards West direction
19 Divya desams
Nadu Naadu Temples Nindra Thirukkolam
( Standing Position )
60 Divya desams
Towards North direction
3 Divya desams
Pandiya Naadu Temples Towards South direction
7 Divya desams
Malayala Naadu temples
Vadu Naadu Temples
Vinnulaga Thiruppathigal

  • 108 Divya Desams
  • Sri Rangam
  • Tirumala
  • Badrinath
  1. Divya Desams List 1-42
  2. Divya Desams List 43-92
  3. Divya Desams List 93-108