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Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane Chennai Address: Narayana Krishnaraja Puram, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600005, India

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Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane Chennai Timings

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Monday 5:30 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wedesday 5:30 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday 5:30 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Pulsating city of Chennai offers a great blend of mouth-watering cuisines and varied cultures. Second largest IT exporter of the country is dotted with majestic beaches, historical gems and splendid religious shrines.

Travellers would be delighted to visit the imposing ancient shrines located in the city. Parthasarathy temple is one of the precious charms of Chennai dedicated to Lord Parathasarthy, a manifestation of Lord Vishnu.

This enchanting religious site is one of the 108 Divyadesams. Divyadesams are the sacred shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu which has been mentioned in the Divya Prabandha, the rich literature works by Tamil saints or the Alvars. Divya Prabandha comprises of 4000 Tamil verses composed by the 12 Alvars and compiled by Vasihnava Acharya Nathamuni.

Owing to its religious significance Parthasarathy Temple receives several pilgrims and visitors every year. Parathasarthy in Tamil means the Charioteer of Arjuna. A glorious shrine of Lord Vishnu situated in Thiruvallikeni or Triplicane is one of the oldest and most important shrines of the city.

The presiding deity appears with a moustache and doesn’t hold any weapon. He is generally seen with his discuss in all his temples. Parathasarathy in Mahabharata did not carry any weapon and holds a conch used to declare the war.

History of Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane Chennai

An exceptional significance lies in the fact that the temple houses Lord Vishnu in the form of Parathasarthy. The word Partha in Sanskrit means Arjuna and the word Sarathy means Charioteer. Lord Krishna was the charioteer of Arjuna in Kurukshetra war of Mahabharata.

The structure dates back to the 8th century when it was built by the Pallavas and resurrected by the Vijayanagara Kings in the 11th century. Revered art lover King Narasimhavarman I, also known as Mahamalla of Pallava dynasty, is believed to have laid the foundation of the temple.

Temple is located in the region called Alikeni which means pond of lily as it is said that the region had several Lily ponds and was once a Tulsi forest. Legends state that the King named Sumati went to Tirupathi seeking the appearance of Lord Vishnu as Parathasarthy who then directed him to this sacred temple.

Maintained by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of Government of Tamil Nadu the temple pulls a huge crowd during Vaikunta Ekadashi when 4000 poems are recited praising the deity.

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Architecture of Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane Chennai

Visitors would be fascinated by the grandeur of the sacred shrine built in Dravidian style of architecture. Lord Ranganatha and Lord Sri Rama are in the front mandapam. Lord Ganjendravaradha and Yoga Narashima appear in the shrines in the prakara. Sri Ranganatha can be seen resting on the Adi Sesha.

Parthasarathy Temple is a splendid spectacle featuring striking shrines of Lord Narasimha, Sri Yog Narasimhar, Lord Gajendra Varadar, Lord Chakravarthy Thirumagan, Lord Ranganatha, Goddess Vedavalli and Goddess Andal. It also enshrines Hanuman, Swami Manavala Mamunigal and Vedanthachariar.

There is a sacred tank near the temple comprising of five holy wells and it is said that the water is more pious than the water of river Ganges. Presiding deity Lord Parathasarthy showcases several injuries on its face that was caused by the arrows of Bhishma in the battle of Mahabharata.

The incredible complex houses the four forms of Lord Vishnu as Narasimha, Rama, Gajendra Vardaraja, Ranganatha and Krishna. Vividly coloured Rajagopurams and intricately carved pillars attract the attention of the visitors.

Mandapams portrays mythological stories through intricate carvings including the avatars of Lord Vishnu. Impressive additions were made during the Vijayanagar Empire like the Tiruvaimozhi Mandapam.

Sacred tank of the temple is called Kairavani surrounded by five holy Theerthams namely the Indra, Soma, Agni, Meena and Vishnu. Krishna is present in the shrine along with his consort Rukmani, brother Balaram, son Pradyumna, grandsons Anirudhha and Satyaki.

A thousand year old complex has a 36 pillared mandapam and Thiruvoimozhi Prabandha mandapam and Maha Mandapam, reflecting the art of pre-pallava period.

How to Reach Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane Chennai

Flights to Chennai are operated regularly from different parts of the country and the world. International flights take off from the Kamaraj Terminal and domestic flights flies from the Anna Terminal.

Trains to prominent cities of India run daily from Chennai Central station and trains connecting Chennai with cities of the state can be boarded from Chennai Egmore station.

The city has impressive bus transport that helps travellers reach Chennai from other cities. Buses can be boarded from Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminal that has both private and government bus operators.

Local buses and electric trains are the most economic way to commute within the capital city. Travellers can take a cab, taxi, local bus, or auto rickshaw to reach Parathasarthy Temple from the railway station, bus station or airport. Parathasarthy temple is located in Triplicane and the nearest bus stands are Triplicane and Vivekanandar Illam.

Events at Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane Chennai

Floral festival is held from mid February till mid March. Brahmotsavams, Sri Varadaraja Uthsavam, Sri Nammalvar Uthsavam, Vasanthosavam, Kodai Uthsavam, Krishna Jayanti, Navarathri, Diwali, Karthigai dipam, Rama Navmi and Udayavar Uthsavam are well celebrated.

Pilgrims throng in to celebrate Vaikunta Ekadesi held during the month of December to January. Presiding deity is taken for an amazing procession in his vahanams like Yali, Hamsa, and Garuda. Annadhanam is held every day. Moral classes are held for children every Sunday.

Entry Fees and Timings of Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane Chennai

Parthasarathy Temple is open daily from 5:30 AM till 12:00 noon and 4:00 PM in the evening to 9:00 PM at night.

There is no entry fee to visit the temple.

Nearby Attractions

People visiting Parthasarathy temple also explore the nearby sites like Kapaleeswarar Temple, Marina Beach, San Thome Basilica, MGR Memorial and Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. Immerse yourself in the most exciting tour this vacation taking in our exciting Chennai tour packages or customize your own tours.

FAQ’s and General Information about Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane Chennai

Why to visit Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane?

Parthasarathy Temple should be visited to witness its grandeur and discover its religious significance.

When to visit Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane?

Parthasarathy Temple can be visited anytime during the year however the most ideal time to visit Chennai is from November to February when the temperatures are not that high. If you want to enjoy the floral festival you would have to plan a trip in the mid of February to mid March.

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