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Sri Pandava Dhootha Perumal temple

Moolavar : Pandava Dhootha Perumal
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Satyabama, Rukmini
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Matsya Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name :
City : Tirupadagam
District : Kanchipuram
State : Tamil Nadu


   The temple is praised in the Prapandam hymns of Saints Bhoodhazhwar, Peyazhwar, Tirumazhisai Azhwar and Tirumangai Azhwar.


   Sri Krishna Jayanthi in August-September; Deepavali in October-November; Mukkotti Ekadasi; Panguni Uthiram in March-April; Sattrumarai Utsav for Arulala Perumal Emperumanar on Karthikai Bharani star day in November-December are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Krishna in the sanctum sanctorum is 25 feet tall ? tallest. No temple in India has so tall a Perumal in a sitting form.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.


   Tirupadagam Sri Pandava Dhoodha Perumal temple, Kancheepuram ? 631 502.


   91- 44-2723 1899

General Information:

   The tower above Lord Krishna ? Pandava Dhoodha Perumal ? is called Badra Vimana.


   It is the staunch belief that those born in Rohini star will be relieved of any hardship in life if they pray to Lord Krishna in this temple.

Thanks giving:

   Lord Krishna is pressing His feet here with his Viswapada Yoga powers. Hence those doing Adi Pradikshina, Anga Pradikshina will have their 72,000 veins energized and help them overcome any problems in life. It is advised that devotees pray here on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Rohini Star days, Ashtami the eight day from new moon or full moon days and on the 8th of each month.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Lord Krishna is praised as Pandava Dhootha Perumal as He played envoy to Pandava brothers. He is mentioned as Dhoodha Hari in the epigraphs here. He also granted vision and darshan to blind king Dritharashtra in this place. Vaishnavite Acharya Arulala Perumal Emperumanar, also called Yajnamurthy visited here, held a debate with Sri Ramanuja and surrendered to him after 18 days. Acharya Manavala Mamunigal also had visited this place.

Temple History:

   During His avatar as Lord Krishna, He went to Duryodhana as the envoy of Pandavas to get at least five houses for them. Lord Krishna was the unconquerable strength for the Pandavas. Duryodhana plotted to humiliate and kill Lord Krishna during His visit. He made a deep pit, placed boxers underneath, covered the pit with fine carpets and placed a chair. When Krishna arrived at his palace and sat on the seat, as expected, he fell into the pit but took His vishwarupa, knocked down the boxers.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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