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.
Rama with Sita, Lakshmana, Bharat, Shatrugan and Hanuman
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.
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
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