Sri Parthasarathy Temple - Chennai,Tamilnadu

Sri Parthasarathy Temple

The Parthasarathy Temple is an 8th-century Hindu Vaishnavite temple dedicated to the god Krishna, located at Triplicane, Chennai, India.

This temple is 61st Divya Desam in 108 Vaishnava Divya Desams. Steeped in mythologies and eulogised by the Azhwars in their sacred hymns in Tamil glorified as Divya Prabandhams the Parthasarathy temple at Tiruvallikkeni or Triplicane, as the Britishers called it, happens to be the oldest temple in the city. The existence of the Tiruvallikeni village is seen in records dating back to the Pallava period and earlier.

The village’s name itself is derived from Lily pond in front of the temple, where it it said that Goddess Vedavalli, consort of Lord ranganatha, one of the five main deities, was born in a Lily flower. the pond itself was amidst a Tulasi forest(densed with Basil trees). Thus the temple forms the core of the area’s history.