Pandava Dhootha Perumal temple

Pandava Dhootha Perumal temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams, holy abodes of Lord Vishnu. Inside the Sanctum Sanctorum, Sri Krishna Idol is of 25 feet tall and appears in a sitting posture.

Pandava Dhootha Perumal Temple Legends

Legends date back to Mahabharatha period when Sri Krishna as an ambassador visited Kaurava Court to establish peace between Kauravas and Pandavas. Sri Krishna displayed His Viswaroopam (the magnificent form) when Kauravas tried to humiliate and kill Him. Even the blind King Dhrutharastra was able to see the divine form.

After hearing this story from the Sage Vaisampayana, King Janamejaya (The great Grandson of Arjuna) did penance here for Sri Krishna. Lord appeared in his divine form (Viswaroopam) and blessed Janamejaya at this temple. Sri Krishna at this temple called by Padagam.

Rohini Devi worshipped Lord Sri Krishna here and married Chandra (Moon God) here. It is also said that Rohini Devi is still worshipping Sri Krishna with no form here.

Another interesting story associated with this temple priests. A learned scholar, Acharya  Arulala Perumal Emperumanar (also called Yanjamurthy) from Vinjamur in Nellore district came to Kanchi and engaged in a debate with Sri Ramanuja charya for 17 days and became his disciple after losing the debate. The disciple and his family started serving Pandava Dhootha here in this temple.

It is believed that those birth star as Rohini, will be relieved from their troubles if they worship Lord Sri Krishna here.

Pandava Dhootha Perumal temple History

From the inscriptions on the temple walls, it reveals that Chola King Kulottunga Chola I carried a significant amount of work in rebuilding temple during 11th and – 12th-century C.E.

Pandava Dhootha Perumal Temple Timings

  • Morning Hours: 7:00 am  – 11:00 am
  • Evening Hours: 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Best Days to worship Lord here: Wednesday, Saturday, Rohini Star days and On Ashtami days

How to reach Pandava Dhootha Perumal temple?

  1. Temple is 108 km from Tirupati. The direct bus is available from Tirupati Central bus station.
  2. Temple is 1.6 km from Kanchipuram Bus station
  3. Temple is 1.4 km from Kanchipuram Railway station

Temples Near Pandava Dhootha Perumal temple

  1. Ekambareswarar Temple is at a walkable.
  2. Kailsanathar Temple is 1.1 km away
  3. Kumarakottam Subramanya Swamy Temple is at a walkable distance
  4. Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple is 2.6 km away
  5. Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple is 4.8 km away
  6. Karchpeswarar Temple is 1 km away

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  1. hi kamal my family very big like 19 adult 11 kids we like to do kalyanostava seva april 2 i like to buy a
    tickets when i can buy in advance please let me know


    • Dear Sonoji,

      For this, you would need 10 login IDs to book 10 tickets for 19 members. Kids below don’t need seva tickets if they are below 12 years of age.

      Quota will be released online on 4th mar at 11 am


      • hi kamal my family very big like 19 adult 11 kids we like to do kalyanostava seva april 2 i like to buy a
        tickets when i can buy in advance please let me know


        thanks kamal the payment how can i made visa or debt please let me know can i make a payment one acc or different
        thanks for ur information god bless u

        • Dear Madam,

          Any Credit Card/ Debit cards are expected. You can make n number of payments from the same accounts, it will not be a problem.
          Please use different login IDs for each booking. If you receive the error as “Your booking limit exceeded” then try from different ip address it will work.