The divine lord with moustache:
The Parthasarathy Swamy Temple is 61st of the 108 Divya Desams, said to have been renovated by a King of Pallava dynasty. It is an 8th century Hindu Vaishnavite temple, situated in Triplicane, Chennai. The name Tiruvallikeni originated from the tank which is present there. It is believed that the goddess Mahalakshmi was born herself in that tank as Vedavalli to Sage Bhrigu. The tank has five scared wells, and its waters are holier as the Ganges. The mandapams present here tells you clearly about the pre Pallava and Pallava architecture. The figures in the Kalyana Mandapam, four pillared mandapam in front of the temple and the Hanuman temple on the eastern side tank of Vijayanagara Art. Lord Parthasarathy is the main god here.
The name Parthasarathy means ‘charioteer of Arjuna’, referring to Krishna’s role as a charioteer to Arjuna in the epic Mahabharata. Parthasarathy in the temple is depicted with a moustache and having only the conch, without his weapon Chakra. It is also one the specialty in the temple. There are also sannidhis for various divines like Sri Ranganathar, Sri Vedavalli Thayar, Sri Narasimha swamy, Sri Raman with Seetha, Sri Gajendra Vardar swamy and Sri Andal. Annadhanam is being done by the temple for atleast 100 people daily. Recently, Maha Kumbabishekam has been for the temple on June 12 2015. Many devotees came and witnessed the Kumbabishekam. The temple is situated near to Chennai beach. Both bus and train facilities are available to visit the temple. Visit the temple and get the blessing from the god.
Address: Narayana Krishnaraja Puram, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600014
Timings: 5.50 A.M – 12.30 P.M and 4.00 P.M – 9.00 P.M