Srivaikuntarn is in the Tirunelveli District. Because of this temple this place has become a famous place of pilgrimage.
Once an Asura named Somuka snatched all the four Vedas from Lord Brahma. So, Brahma came to the earth and began to search for a suitable place to perform, penance so that he could get back the Vedas with the help of Lord Vishnu. At last he selected Srivaikuntharn and commenced the austerities. Lord Vishnu who was pleased with them fought the Asura and defeated him. Brahma got back his Vedas. Immediately Lord Vishnu went into, the earth. Through a hole running from the surface of the earth, the milk that cows yielded daily flowed to Lord Vishnu. Thus the abhisheka with milk was done to Him daily.
Author : Shri R. K. Das