This temple is dedicated to Vishnu and was built by the Vijayanagars. This is one of the most beautiful temples of Kanchipuram. It has a beautifully sculptured 1000 pillared hall out of which only 96 are remained today and rest have been destroyed. There is also a marriage hall which is in the memoru of the wedding of Vishnu and Lakshmi.
One of the most wonderful things about this temple is the single piece of large stone that is carved beautifully all over and is visible at each corner of the mandapa. The best time to visit the temple is during the annual festival in the month of May. Every forty years, the water of the temple tank is drained out and it is emptied, thereby making visible the statue of Vishnu. If you want to see the next time, you will have to wait till 2019. This temple remain open all days of week at 6am to 12.30pm and 4pm to 8.30pm.