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Parthasarathy Temple


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Parthasarathy Temple Overview

Ranked 10 of 516 sightseeing in Chennai

The Parthasarathy Temple of Chennai is an ancient temple built in the Dravidian style of architecture. Located in the heart of the city on Peter's Road, Parthasarathy Temple was built in the 8th century by Kings of the Pallava dynasty.

Later it was reformed by Vijayanagara Kings in the 11th century. The principal deity of Parthasarathy Temple is Lord Krishna, who was the charioteer (sarathy) of Arjuna (Partha).

The coloured gopuram is one of the exquisite features of Parthasarathy Temple. The main shrine is dedicated to Lord Krishna, who is in a standing posture facing east, along with Rukmini, Balaraman, Satyaki, Anirudha and Pradyumna.

There are other shrines dedicated to various incarnations of Lord Vishnu among which the famous ones are of Lord Rama and Lord Narasimha. There is also a shrine dedicated to Lord Ranganathar who is in a lean-back posture with a separate sanctum for his consort Vedavalli.

Bhrammotsavam (Chittirai), Vaikuntha Ekadasi (Margazhi) and the float festival (February - March) are the important festivals held in Parthasarthy Temple during which pilgrims gather to offer special prayers.


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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
5:00 AM -8:00 PM
5:00 AM -8:00 PM
5:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
5:00 AM -8:00 PM

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Vikas D3.2/5

15 reviews

For ardent worshippers only

Visited in June 2016. This temple was frequently visited by swami Vivekananda during his short stay in Chennai. The temple opens at 4pm in the evening, so visit after 5 pm only.

Srinivasa Gupta4.6/5

19 reviews

Good place to connect spiritually

Temple is very good and maintained well. Temple is opened from 6-12.30 pm and from 4 to 8 pm. Significance of this temple is it is one of the 108 Vishnu temples according to the list. Here the Lord Vishnu is have moustache and considered very significant. Located in heart of Chennai city and very easily accessible.

Naveen Gurram4.3/5

1 review

The best time to visit this temple during evening

I visited this temple in evening time with a pleasant weather, the temple visiting was superb by entering the temple atmosphere. Less crowded and had quick dharshanam, the speciality of this place is that Krishna lord rides the chariot with Arjuna from here so this place is best to visit during the chariot festival time. This is an oldest temple in Chennai and is well air conditioned so we didn't feel any discomfort. Overall visit is good and the temple architecture is also good, the temple staff and local people guided the right way to make us our offerings, really felt happy for the visit and must visit temple.

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Dhanesh Kumar3.9/5

50 reviews

Major place of pilgrimage importance

Parthasarathy Temple is situated in the heart of city. It is well managed and a major place of pilgrimage importance. Visitors are advised to visit here.

Ashutosh Parashar5.0/5

1 review

Must visit place at least once in life

At least once in life one must visit Parthasarathy Temple. You will get amazing experience. I found peace there. Go hurry pack your bags book tickets and come.

Yuvaraj Yuvy3.6/5

1 review

Devotional place to visit

Good temple with more devotional experience. One of the best temple of Lord Perumal. Kindly visit the temple and get the blessings of Parthasarathy Perumal. Temple is in triplicane easy for transportation in Chennai. Photos and videos are not allowed to take inside the temple, so go to temple for worship.

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

3023 reviews

Arjuna's Divine Charioteer

Parthasarthi Temple is situated in the Triplicane. It was built in 9th century, the temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, in his role as Arjuna's divine charioteer, as can be referred in epic Mahabharata. As the name Partha means Lord Krishna and charioteer means sarthi, so it is Parthasarthi Temple, thousands of devotees are visiting. I heard that famous mathematical genius, Srinivasa Ramanujan was staying close to temple. Triplicane was once part of the kingdom of Golconda and as a result, it has become the largest Muslims concentration.

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Manoj c4.3/5

4 reviews

Excellent temple

When we had visited the repairing work was going on, hence we could not see the entire part of the temple. But whatever we had seen is beautiful. There we can see the ancient art, various types of pillars etc.

Jagdish Raval3.6/5

415 reviews

A Holy place

During my visit of Chennai, I visited this holy temple. The temple is of Lord Krishna and situated at Triplicane in Chennai. This is one of the most old structure of temple in Chennai also. We visited at night so there was no rush in the temple.

Vijeendra N5.0/5

1 review

Spend some time here in the temple

Do not miss to spend few minutes at Sri Parthasarathy Temple. Temple is located at Triplicane, easily accessible through MRTS and City Buses. If you catch MRTS, then need to get down at Thiruvallikeni.

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Photos of Parthasarathy Temple

Parthasarathy Temple, Chennai

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Parthasarathy Temple interior view
Parthasarathy Temple, Chennai

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Parthasarathy Temple outward appearance and the pathway

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