Parthasarathy Temple

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Parthasarathy Temple is situated in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna - Form of Vishnu as Parthasarathy with his consort Rukmini Thayar. Parthasarathy Temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams.

The name 'Parthasarathy', in Sanskrit, means the 'Charioteer of Arjuna', referring to Krishna's role as a charioteer to Arjuna in the epic Mahabaratha.

There are shrines for Vedavalli Thayar, Ranganatha, Rama, Gajendra Varadaraja, Narasimha, Andal, Hanuman, Alvars, Ramanuja, Swami Manavala Mamunigal and Vedanthachariar.

Significance of Parthasarathy Temple

As per Hindu legend, Saptarishis, the seven sages worshipped five deities Panchaveeras here-

  • Venkata Krishnaswamy
  • Rukmini
  • Satyaki
  • Balarama
  • Pradyumna
  • Aniruddha. 

As per Mahabharatha, Vishnu, in his avatar as Krishna was acting as charioteer for Arjuna, the Pandava prince during the war with Kauravas. Krishna did not take any weapons during the war. During the fight between Arjuna and Bhishma, Krishna was injured by the arrow from Bhishma. The mark in the image in the temple is believed to follow the legend.

The place is called Allikeni, meaning a pond of lily as it is believed that historically the place was full of lily ponds.

The place is the only place where the presiding deity is sported with a mustach

Temple Festivals:

  • Chithirai Parthasarathy Brahmotsavam
  • Ramanujar Utsavam
  • Narasimha Jayanthi
  • Rapathu Utsavam, Vaikunta Ekadashi and Pagal Pathu Utsavam
  • Thiru Adi Pooram / Andal Jayanthi 
  • Ratha Sapthami
  • Rama Navami
  • Krishna Jayanthi Utsavam 
  • Every Friday Sri Vedavalli Thayar Purappadu


Temple Timings:

Morning: 5.50 AM  to 122000 PM

Evening: 4.00 PM to 9.00 PM



  • The Price of the Puja includes service charges, prasad, packing and courier cost and any other incidental charges
  • We are not agent of any temple, our representative will perform the puja on your behalf and collect the prasadam.
  • You will receive the prasadam within 30 days