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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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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I've been to temple last April and it was a much awaited trip. Even though we have to wait in queues to see the Lord, it is worth the wait! :) :) :) Happy traveller!

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The history of this famous temple dedicated to Lord Krishna with beautiful south indian style architecture is a symbol of worship, respect to alimighty.

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is place one can see the history, each wall tells about Hindu purana and vedas and what not. There is also history with famous poet Bharathiyar-this is one of the exemplary temple -one should visit -Archaelogy interest as well.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This temple has an amazing History of Lord Parthasarathy (Balaji) which depicts the truth and had a wonderful darshan and its a big temple and definitely worth a visit for people who want to have a good blessings in chennai.

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