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
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
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
Narasimhar in a seated posture facing
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
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