Parthasarathi Temple

This temple situated in Triplicane, Chennai is dedicated to Parthasarathy, Lord Vishnu. It was built in the eighth century by the Pallavas and later renovated by the Vijayanagar rulers.

There are five shrines for Vishnu in his various forms.

The main shrine is for Venkatakrishnan with Rukmini, Balaraman, Satyaki, Anirudha, Pradyumna - in a standing posture facing east.

There are shrines for
Ranganathar in a reclining posture with a separate sanctum for his consort Vedavalli

Rama along with Sita, Lakshmana, Bharata, Shatrugna and Hanuman, facing east

Varadarajan seated on the Garuda facing east

Narasimhar in a seated posture facing west.

Apart from these, there is a separate shrine for Andal. The annual Bhrammotsavam is celebrated in the month of Chittirai. There is a beautiful glass palanquin. Vaikuntha Ekadasi celebrated in Margazhi is one of the important festivals. The float festival is held in the month of Feb-Mar.

The Utsavar is Parthasarathy. The image of Krishna bears the scars from Bheeshma's arrows.

(also listed under 108 Vaishnava Divya Desangal - Thiruvallikeni in Thondai Naadu)

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