The Parthasarathy Temple is an 8th century Hindu Vaishnavite temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, located at Triplicane, Chennai. It is one among the 108 divyadesams or holy abodes of Lord Vishnu.
Lord Krishna is worshipped in the name Parthasarathy in this temple, which means in Sanskrit, charioteer of Arjuna.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.
The glory of the temple lies in its being one among the 108 Divya Desas of Perumal. Presiding deity is 9 feet tall. This is the only Vishnu temple where Perumal appears with a moustache of a Sarathi conducting Arjunas Rath in the Kurukshetra battle field. He also appears with His family.
Moolavar : Parthasarathy
Urchavar : Venkatakrishnan, Sridevi, Bhoodevi
Amman / Thayar : Rukmini
Thala Virutcham : Ape flower Tree (makila maram)
Theertham : Kairavini pushkarini
Agamam / Pooja : Vaikanasam
Old year :1000-2000 years
old Historical Name : Brindharanya Kshetram
The Parthasarathy Temple is an 8th-century Hindu Vaishnavite temple dedicated to the god Krishna, located at Triplicane, Chennai, India. This is the one and only Divyadesams where he blesses in three postures of Kidantha, Iruntha and Nadandha Thirukkolams.
Sree Parthasarthy Temple, a 5000 Years Old Divyadesam, whose legend even dates back to Mahabaratha also referred Kshetram, is one among the 22 Thodainadu Divyadesams located in Triplicane, Chennai where the devotees can worship the presiding deities of Lord Sree Raman of Ayodhya, Lord Aranganathar of Sree Rangam, Lord Varadharajar ofKanchipuram, Lord Narasimha of Singavelkundram alias Ahobilam and Lord Krishna of Mathura.
The glory of the temple lies in its being one among the 108 Divya Desas of Perumal.Presiding deity is 9 feet tall. This is the only Vishnu temple where Perumal appears with a moustache of a Sarathi conducting Arjuna?s Rath in the Kurukshetra battle field. He also appears with His family.
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.
Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
Do maintain silence and recite your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.
Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
Do not smoke at Temple.
Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.