Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane, Chennai. The main deity Lord Krishna is found only with the Conch and without his discus in accordance with his vow to be unarmed during the battle. The main deity here is seen with moustache marking him out as a charioteer. The Utsava deity is seen bearing the scars of injuries and pit marks, caused by multiple arrows shot at him during the battle. This temple is one among the 108 Divya Desam (Holy abodes of Lord Vishnu). Lord here is accompanied with His Consort Rukmini, brother Balarama, Younger brother Satyaki, Son Pradyumna and grandson Aniruddha.
Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane History
It is believed that this temple was built by Chola King Sumati Raja Chola, who was a great devotee of Sri Venkateswara Swamy of Tirumala, wanted to see Lord Venkateswara as Krishna. The name of Main deity in this temple is Sri Venkatakrishna. There is an edict in the temple dated 808 A.D, signifying a grant by Pallava King Nandi Varman. From the Inscriptions on the temple walls, it is known that this temple received grants from Vijayanagar Kings.
There are separate shrines for Sreemath Nandan, Narasimha, Sri Rama, Gajendra Varada, Vedavalli Nachiyar and Andal within the temple complex.
Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane Timings
Morning Hours: 5:50 am – 12:30 pm
Evening Hours: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dress Code: Any decent outfit
Darshan waiting Time: 30 – 45 mins.
Arulmigu Parthasarathy Swamy Temple,
Triplicane, Chennai, PinCode – 600005.
How to reach Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane?
- The nearest airport is at Chennai, which is 18.5 km away.
- Chennai is well connected with all parts of India. From Chennai Central Railway station the temple is 4.3 km away.
- Chennai is well connected with all parts of TamilNadu and with neighbouring states.
Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane
Reference Link: Temple History