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Sri Parthasarathy Temple – Thiruvallikeni (Triplicane), Chennai
February 19, 2009 By The Editor Leave a Comment

Presiding Deity: Venkatakrishnan
Goddess Mother: Rukmini
Lord : Sri Parthasarathy
Goddess Mother: Sridevi Bhoodevi
Place : Thiruvallikeni (Triplicane)
Separate temple for: Vedavalli
Importance: One of the 108 Divyadesas
Holy spring : Kairavini
Vimanam (tower) : Aanandanilayam
District: Chennai


Sri Parthasarathy Temple Thiruvallikeni (Triplicane), ChennaiPraying to Lord Narasimha in the temple, the devotee is endowed with wisdom along with good children, happy wedding and family prosperity.

Prayer commitments:

Decorating the Lord with sari, offering sugar pudding (Sarkarai Pongal).


Parthasarathi Laksharchana (chanting the names of Lord one lakh times) 10 days in February draws a huge crowd. Brahmmotsavam 10 days in April, Vaikunta Ekadasi in December-January are the important festivals in the temple. Almost every day is a festival day.

Sri Ramanuja, the founder of Vaishnava School of thought, Peyazhwar, Thirumangai Azhwar, Thirumazhisai Azhwar have praised the Lord in their hymns.


Sri Parthasarathy Temple Thiruvallikeni (Triplicane), ChennaiParthasarathy: In his mission to establish Dharma on Earth, Lord Krishna was the charioteer for Arjuna in the Kurukshetra war between the Pandavas and the Kaurvas and absorbed the arrows aimed at Arjuna by Bhishma. The scars caused by the arrows could be seen in the face of the Lord here. The Lord assumed the name Parathasarathy, meaning the charioteer of Partha (Arjuna). The temple is also so named. Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathi, Thyaga Brahmam, Muthuswami Dishithar are other noted scholars singing the praise of Lord Parthasarathy. Bharathi’s Kannan songs represent only Parthasarathy, according to research scholars. Bharathi was a daily visitor to the temple. Great Carnatic Music scholar Thyagaraja Swamigal, India’s great spiritual ambassador Swami Vivekananda, Maths genius Srinivas Ramanujam, great political leader Satyamurthi had visited the temple offering their prayers.

Mother Goddess Vedavalli has a separate temple within the temple. The Lord came here to wed the goddess, according to the scriptures.

Sri Parthasarathy Temple Thiruvallikeni (Triplicane), ChennaiThis is a temple, where one could see five Perumals of five shrines, Sri Rangam, Tirupathi, Kancheepuram, Ahobilam and Ayodhya. They are housed separately in the temple and there are separate festivals for each Lord. There will be one festival or other in the temple throughout the year.


The Lord is in a standing pose facing east holding his divine conch Panchajanya in the right hand and the left showing his feet known as Gnana Mudra. He is the teacher of the celebrated Bhagwat Gita; The Lord is 9 feet tall with a long moustache of a soldier driving the chariot of Arjuna. There are war scars on the face. The presiding deity was given to Rishi Athreya by Bagwan Vyasa for installation in the temple.

Sri Parthasarathy Temple Thiruvallikeni (Triplicane), ChennaiGroundnut oil and chillies are not used in the preparations offered to the Lord as Nivedhana. The place was once a forest of Tulsi plants. The temple is more than 2000 years old. Pallavas and Chola Kings contributed greatly for the renovation of the temple from time to time.

General information:

The temple is situated in the heart of Chennai city. There are convenient lodges in Triplicane for staying with families, charges ranging from Rs. 200 to Rs. 800. No problem about conveyance as plenty of buses is available to the temple from all corners of the city. Also electric train facility. Egmore and Chennai Central are the nearest railway stations, the airport Chennai.


Sri Parthasarathy Temple Thiruvallikeni (Triplicane), ChennaiKing Sumathi wanted to see Lord Venkatesa in Tirupathy in the form of Lord Krishna. To please his devotee, the Lord appeared in this shrine as Parthasarathy,. As per his promise, the Lord holds no weapon in his hand but only his conch Panchajanya. He was the charioteer for Arjuna in the Mahabharatha war and absorbed the arrows of Bishma targeting Arujuna These scars are sti

sri parthasarthy perumal temple, triplicane

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he Parthasarathy Temple (Tamil: பார்த்தசாரதி கோயில்) is an 8th century Hindu Vaishnavite temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, located at Triplicane, Chennai, India. It is one among the 108 divyadesams or holy abodes of Lord Vishnu. The name 'Parthasarathy', in Sanskrit, means the 'charioteer of Arjuna', and Lord Krishna is worshipped in that role in this temple.

It was originally built by the Pallavas in the 8th century by king Narasimhavarman I. One of the distinguishing features of is that it has four of the incarnations or avatars of Vishnu: Narasimha, Rama, Varaha and Krishna.[1]

The temple is one of the oldest structures in Chennai[citation needed]. There are shrines for Sri Vedhavalli Thayaar, Sri Ranganatha, Sri Rama, Sri Gajendra Varadharaja Swamy, Narasimha, Sri Andal, Sri Anjaneya, Alwars, Ramanuja, Swami Manavala Mamunigal and Vedanthachariar. There are separate entrances for Lord Parthasarathy and Lord Narasimha. The gopuram (towers) and mandaps (pillars) are decorated with elaborate carvings[citation needed], a standard feature of South Indian Temple Architecture.


Lord Venkateswara promised King Sumathi that he would give darshan as Lord Parthasarathy. In order to keep the promise, the Lord Venkateswara appeared as Lord Parthasarathy. Sage Athreya had installed the idol of Lord Parthasarathy Swami. Legend has it that the parents of the great SriVaishnava acharya, Sri Ramanuja came to this temple and prayed to the Lord for a son and eventually the great acharya was born. It is also believed that the great saint Sri Ramanuja is none other than the Lord Parthasarathy himself who was born to revive Vishishtadvaita.
[edit] Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Mahatmyam

According to Hindu Puranas, Lord Krishna was the charioteer for Arjuna during the Mahabharata war when he gave the Hindu holy book of Bhagavad Gita. Hence, the God, Sri Parthasarathy's face is full of scars created by the arrows of the Great Bhishma in the Kurukshetra war. Other interesting thing is that, God Krishna is seen with a moustache and without his weapon Chakra. The reason attributed is that he promised not to take weapons in the Mahabharatha war and hence he has only his conch. As He was the charioteer He sported the moustache keeping with the tradition. The UTSAVAR also has only a stick and not his mace as found with others. This is because the Lord was born in a cowherd clan.
Outside the temple can be seen a carving of Parthasarathy (Krishna as charioteer) discoursing to Arjuna
[edit] Prasadam

On most days, devotees are treated to prasadam (offerings to God) consisting of Chakra pongal (A sweet South Indian delicacy made with jaggery, pulses and rice), Puliyodarai and Thayir sadam (Rice with yogurt/curd).The tasty prasadam makes the devotees heart fill with happiness.
[edit] Darshan, Sevas and Festivals

The temple follows the traditions of the Thenkalai sect of Vaishnavite tradition and follows vaikanasa aagama. The temple has grand brahmotsavams for Sri Parthasarathy swami during the Tamil month of chittirai(April-may),on the same month Udayavar uthsavam is also celebrated in special manner.In the month of vaigasi,Sri Varadarajar uthsavam,Sri Nammalwar uthsavam(vaigasi-visagam) and vasanthothsavam are celebrated. Sri Azhagiyasingar during the Tamil month of aani (June-July).There are also grand utsavams for Sri Ramanuja(April-may) and Sri Manavalamamunigal(oct-nov) besides utsavams for Alwar and acharyas. Vaikunta Ekadesi and during the Tamil month of Margazhi draws lot of pilgrims.
[edit] Composers

Among the 12 alwars (the great saints in Vaishnavite tradition) three of them namely Peyalwar, Thirumazhisai alwar and Thirumangaialwar have sung on the different forms of God in this temple. Many acharyas have also written songs on the various forms of God in this Temple.

Recently, Sri G. Sampath, a resident of Chennai, published his compositions on the various temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu in his album Hari Samarpanam, with music directed by Chitravina Ravikiran, featuring various singers. One of those songs is about Sri Parthasarathy and can be found here [1]

. It glorifies the Lord, who during the various Yugas, performed many amazing feats for the benefit of his bhaktas.
[edit] Easy Paasuram to Learn (Tamil)

This Paasuram was written by Thirumangaialwar.

Vir Peru Vizhavum Kanchanum Mallum

VEzhamum Paaganum Veezhac

Chetravan Rhannai Pura Meri Seitha

Sivan uRu ThuyargaLai ThEvai

Patralar Veeyak KOl Kaiyil KoNDu

Paarthan Than Ther Mun Nindraanai

Sitravai PaNiyaal Mudi ThurandhAnai

ThiruvallikENik KandEnE!
[edit] Travel and Stay

It is in the heart of Chennai city. Lots of transportation and accommodation facilities are available in vicinity.