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Sri Pandava Dhoodha Perumal temple



It is a rarest of the rare form in this temple that 25 feet tall Lord Krishna graces from the sanctum sanctorum in a sitting form.This is the shrine where Lord Krishna graces his devotees with Viswapadhayoga powers pressing His feet on earth.

Hence, those circumambulating in the temple in step by step method or roll around touching the earth with all parts of the body would have all their 72,000 veins healthy to resist any infection. Worshipping the temple on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Rohini Star days, Ashtami the eighth day from new moon or full moon days and on the eighth day of the month would gift the devotees with all prosperity and health.

Lord Krishna is the servant of his devotees in the noblest sense of the word. He undertook the job of a messenger for Pandavas the five brothers to speak to Duryodhana to get back their share of land. Hence, he is praised as Pandava Dhoodha. 

He revealed his Vishwarupa darshan to blind Dridharashtira (father of the wicked Duryodhana brothers misled by their uncle Sakuni) in this place. The epigraphy in the temple shows the Lords name as Dhoodha Hari. This is the place where the Lord graces his devotees with his Viswapadhayoga powers pressing his feet on earth.



This temple is related to the story that Darmaputra lost his land to Duryodhana in gambling is popular even among lay men in India. According to a compromise reached then, Pandavas had to get back their share after 13 years of a life in exile including one year incognito.

Duryodhana refused to comply with the conditions of the pact when Pandavas claimed their right after fulfilling the conditions.   To ensure peace and avoid perennial enmity, Lord Krishna took up a mission to Duryodhana to have at least five houses for Pandavas.  Duryodhana was adamant and refused Krishna's suggestion. 

Also, as advised by Sakuni, he dug a deep pit, placed wrestlers in, covered the pit with blankets and placed a chair for Krishna.  When Lord Krishna sat on the seat, as expected, the chair went in and the wrestlers began to work. But they were even collectively unable to bear the weight of Krishna and were killed. 

Krishna grew taller with anger and revealed His furious Vishwarupa to the blind Dritharashtira, father of the wicked Duryodhana and warned them of the consequences.  Thus the Lord became Pandava Dhooda.

The place also has the reputation of the presence of Sri Arulala Perumal Emperumanar Yagnamurthy who challenged Sri Ramanuja for a debate. The debate went on for 18 days.  He finally surrendered to Sri Ramanuja and became an Acharya for great saints then.

Temple Timings:

 The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. 

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


  • Do pray Your Ishta Devata before Pilgrimage to temple
  • Do Contact Temple Devasthanam information center for inquiry ,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 deposit your offerings in the hundi only

Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any Purpose other than worshiping 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 Dharshanam. 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

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