Friday, 19 April 2013

Parthasarathi Temple Triplicane Chennai Tamil Nadu

Parthasarathi  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.
Parthasarathi Temple Triplicane Chennai Tamil Nadu
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.
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