Parthasarathy Temple, Tamil Nadu

Parthasarathy Temple

Parthasarathy Temple is situated at Triplicane, in Chennai.  In the 8th century the Pallavas constructed it and it covers a huge area. This temple is devoted to Lord Parthasarthy that is Lord Krishna. The temple presents five incarnations of Lord Vishnu.  A companion of The Lord Vedavalli Ammal has a shrine devoted to him. Pathasarthy is in a standing position facing the east direction. In the right hand of the Lord is Panchajanyam, the godly clam. Left hand of the Lord points to his feet and are said to be in ‘dana mudra’. Parthasarthy or Lord Krishna was the charioteer of Arjuna in the great war of Mahabharata. The word Partha stands for Arjuna and Sarthy stands for the charioteer, Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna was an incarnation of God Vishnu and stood by Pandavas side in Mahabharata, which is considered as the greatest war ever according to Hindu Mythology. Devotees from different parts of Chennai visit this place and offer prayers.

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