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Sri Parthasarathy Temple

Singarachari Street, Triplicane, Chennai (Madras), India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Close to Marina Beach, yet another architectural wonder from the 8th century can be part of the itinerary. An intricate pyramid-shaped rajagopuram... more » Owner description: Close to Marina Beach, yet another architectural wonder from the 8th century can be part of the itinerary. An intricate pyramid-shaped rajagopuram (dome) stands prominently and is the main feature of the temple. As anecdotes go, the British were unable to pronounce the original name, Thiriallikeni, and rechristened it Triplicane. « less
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful temple, must visit 6 pm to avoid long- ish Qs. Clean. Temple made of stone. Amman, hanuman and Perumal

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Perumal acted as the driver for Parthan/ Arjunan, coz of which he is named as Parthasarathy. That's the reason that he has a mustache. Triplicane is close to Marina Beach, so it can be combined in your tour itinerary easily.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

ஓம் நமோ நாராயணாய நமஹ ... Absolutely blissful temple in the heart of Chennai , huge temple with ample car parking , easily accessible by city bus and Metro rail. When we sit in silence inside the temple after the darshan of Perumal with mustache we can feel the positive vibrations over there. Must visit for all age groups ... Thanks... More

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bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This one of famous temple located in a busy area.Spacious ,well maintained though approach is slightly difficult.A must in CHENNAI VISIT

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The temple is situated in Triplicane or Thiruallikeni (Sacred lotus pond), with two gopurams, and the main deity is Venkata Krishnan, the charioteer of Arjuna, who is seen with a moustache, the only place where you see him as a warrior, with numerous scars (from the war) on his face. All the three generation of Krishna ie., with his son... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lord Parthasarathy appears in an unique form with a large namam hiding the forehead. During the month of Puratasi (Tamil) , the temple wears a festive look as special pujas are done each day for 30 days or so. very old temple. But lacks proper supervision and managment to keep the precincts litter free.

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is one of those rarest shrines where Lord Krishna is seen like a warrior with a mustache. The Moolavar lord is called Sri Venkata Krishnan and he is seen with his wife Rukmani, brother Balaraman, son and grandson. The Lord is seen standing on the head of Adhisesha (look for it when you get closer). He is seen holding... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

1200 years old temple from 8th century. each walls tell about hindu purana. must visit, make it a not when you make your itienary.

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Houghton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you want to show someone the splendor of Indian gods/statues, this is a terrific choice. I love the character in Mahabharat and I love the mustache and sword look, and also the milagu vadai prasadam!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Love to go there whenever possible.Makes me happy .A devotee can see God from the entrance itself as the idol is very huge.

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