Parthasarathy Perumal Temple, Thiruvellikeni

About the temple

Parathasarathy perumal kovil is among the 108 divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas under the Tondai Naatu divyadesams. It is centrally located in Chennai city at Triplicane. The moolavar is known as Venkatakrishna and gives darshanam with sword in one hand in standing posture. Also in the sannadhi are Rukmini, elder brother Balaram, younger brother Satyaki, son Pradyumna and grandson Anirudha. Utsavar is known as Parthasarathy perumal. There are two prakarams and a five tier rajagopuram.

How to reach

The temple is very popular and easily accessible. Lot of buses ply from various parts of the city to Triplicane. If travelling by the local train, the nearest station is Thiruvellikeni.

Nearest railhead: Chennai
Nearest airport: Chennai

Specialty of the temple

This is the only temple among divyadesams where Lord Krishna gives darshanam with the entire family and three generations.

Since seven sages or saptha rishis performed thavam/thapas here, the place is also known as Brindaranvasthalam or Panja veerathalam.

Thirumazhisai azhwar is said to have met Poigai azhwar, Pei azhwar and Bhutham azhwar, the first three among alwars at this place.

There is a mark on the utsava moorthy face that is said to be that from the strike received from Bhishma’s arrows intended for Arjuna.

The temple is considered to be the second Tirupathi.


Vedavalli thayaar
Rama with Sita, Lakshmana, Bharat, Shatrugan and Hanuman
Gajendra Varadhan
Thirukacchi Nambi
Vedanta Desikar
Manavala mamunigal
Thirumazhisai alwar
Poigai alwar

Vimanam and Pushkarni

The temple pond is known as Kairavini saras pushkarni or Allikeni theertham since lots of Alli flowers are found in the temple pond. The Vimanam is found of five nillays namely ananda, pushpaka, thaivagai, pranava and sesha vimanam with seven kalasams.

Temple timings

The temple is open in the mornings from 6.30 am to 1.00 pm and in the evenings from 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

Temples in proximity

Mundakanni amman temple- Mylapore, Keseva perumal temple- Mylapore, Srinivasa perumal temple- Mylapore, Madhava perumal temple- Mylapore, Ramakrishna oneness temple- Mylapore, Kapaleeswarar temple- Mylapore
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Sri Aaduthurai Perumal Kovil,Thirukoodalur

About the temple

The temple is among the 108 divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas and comes under Chola naatu divyadesams. The presiding deity here is Sri Vayyam Kaatha perumal, also called Uyyanthavar or Jegat rakshakan (one who protects the world) in standing posture. The temple is a purana sthalam as well as a prarthana sthalam and is known as Sangama kshetram. There is a five tier rajagopuram in the temple. Thayar here is known as Padmaasani or pushpavalli thayar. The place got its name as koodalur which means coming together as all the devas had approached Lord Vishnu to save the earth from demon Hiranyakshan at this place.

How to reach

The temple is around 25 kms from Kumbakonam and can be reached by travelling in buses plying to Thiruvaiyaru. The bus stop is in front of the temple. The temple is about 5 kns from Thirukavithalam and Thirukandiyur, Thirupullamboothangudi, Thiruaadhanoor and Thanjai Maa Mani divyadesams can also be covered at the same time if a private car/auto is booked for half a day.

Nearest Railhead: Kumbakonam / Tanjavur
Nearest airport: Trichy

Specialty of the temple

There is a jackfruit tree behind the main sannadhi and there is a big conch (shanku) like formation on it that is said to have formed naturally when it was being planned to cut down a portion of the tree for renovation purpose. The formation is covered with turmeric for identification.



Vimanam and Pushkarni

The temple pond is called Chakra Theertham and the Vimanam is known as Suddhasathva vimanam.

Temple Timings and contact details

The temple is open from 7.30 am to 12.30 pm in the mornings and from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm in the evenings. The priest Sri Venkatesa Bhattar can be contacted at 04374-244279.

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Thirukoodaloor, kkoodalur, jagat rakshagan, kaveri theertham

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