Sri Parthasarathy Swamy temple in Chennai traces its origin back to the 8th
Sri Parthasarathy Swami temple is situated in Triplicane,
Chennai and 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. 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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