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Sri Parthasarathy Swamy temple



Moolavar : Parthasarathy
Urchavar : Venkatakrishnan, , Sridevi, Bhoodevi
Amman / Thayar : Rukmini
Thala Virutcham : Ape flower Tree (makila maram)
Theertham : Kairavini pushkarini
Agamam / Pooja : Vaikanasam
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Brindharanya Kshetram
City : Triplicane, Chennai
District : Chennai
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   Saint Tirumangai Azhwar had sung the glory of Lord of this temple in his Mangalasasanam hymns. Says the saint, ?I found my Lord in Tiruvallikeni. He is a happy partner of the flower-born Mahalakshmi. He is Lord of the world. A trusted spouse to Nappinnai and He was the envoy of the Pandavas. He is my guide and Lord?.


Festival:

   10 day Laksharchana festival in February drawing thousands of devotees; 10 day Brahmmotsavam in April; Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January and new year days are celebrated in the temple. Some festival is celebrated in the temple throughout the year.


Temple's Speciality:

   The glory of the temple lies in its being one among the 108 Divya Desas of Perumal. Presiding deity is 9 feet tall. This is the only Vishnu temple where Perumal appears with a moustache of a Sarathi ? conducting Arjuna?s Rath in the Kurukshetra battle field. He also appears with His family.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m.


Address:

   The Executive Officer, Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Tiruvallikeni, Chennai ? 600 006.


Phone:

   91- 44 - 2844 2462, 2844 2449.


General Information:

   Sri Thiagraja Swamigal and Sri Muthuswami Dishithar of the Carnatic Music Trinity, Mahakavi Bharathi had sung the glory of the Lord Parthasarathy. It is generally accepted that Bharathi?s Kannan songs are on Lord of the temple. Swami Vivekananda, Maths genius Ramanujam, politician Sathyamurthy had worshipped Lord Parhasarathy. Lord Gajendra Varadha appears on Baghwan Garuda praised as Perumal granting Garudaseva for ever. Saints Tirukachi Nambi, Sri Vedantha Desika, Acharya Ramanuja, Manavalamamunigal, Chakarathazhwar, Tirumazhisai Azhwar are in the prakara.


Prayers:

   People pray to Lord Narasimha in the temple for good education and wisdom. They also pray to Perumal seeking wedding and child boon.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Lord offering Sarkarai Pongal nivedhana.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Lord Krishna-Parthasarathy received the arrows on Himself shot by Bishma to protect Arjuna while managing his rath in the battlefield.??These scars are visible in Lord?s face even now.??Based on this history, Perumal is praised as Parthasarathy ? driver of Partha-Arjuna.??The Ghee component in the nivedhana is more to cure these wounds, it is said.??No spices are used in the nivedhanas to Lord.??Praying to Lord Parthasarathy, people of unattractive complextion will understand the truth that beauty is not a constant one but may or will vanish one day due to age, illness or any other incidents in life.


Temple History:

   Vishnu devotee, king Sumathirajan by name had a desire to have the darshan of Lord as the Sarathy of Arjuna in the Kurukshetra battle field. He prayed to God for the darshan which Lord obliged as controlling and managing the rath of Partha-Arjuna. The king begged the Lord to stay in the place in the same form. Perumal appears only with His conch and not the discus. Lord absorbed the arrows shot by Bhishma aimed at Arjuna and thus sustained injuries. The scars are visible even now. Parthasarathi is the procession deity. As He grew prominent among the devotees, the temple came to be known as Parthasarathy temple.


Special Features:

   Miracle Based: The glory of the temple lies in its being one among the 108 Divya Desas of Perumal. Presiding deity is 9 feet tall. This is the only Vishnu temple where Perumal appears with a moustache of a Sarathi ? conducting Arjuna?s Rath in the Kurukshetra battle field. He also appears with His family.


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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