Parthasarathy Temple

About Parthasarathy Temple
Vital Information for Visitors

Parthasarathy Temple, Triplicane,Tamil Nadu

Open & Close:

Open on all days 05:50 AM to 12:30 PM

04:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Entry Fees:



Approx 2 Hours


Thirumanjanakudam - 5.50 A.M.

Subrabhadham - 5.55 A.M.

Vishwaroopam - 6.00 A.M.

Thiruvardhanam - 6.15 A.M.

Kalasanthi Theertham - 8.00 A.M.

Uchikkala Puja - 11.00 A.M.

Closing - 12.30 P.M.

Opening - 4.00 P.M.

Nithya Anusanthanam - 6.00 P.M.

Preside Deity:

Lord Krishna


Built by Pallavas in 8th AD;

Enlarged by the Cholas

Rebuilt by Vijayanagar kings

Dravidian temple architecture

The other most important temple in the city, at Triplicane, Parthasarathy Temple too is remarkable for its sculpture and the fine tower. Parthasarathy—the Charioteer of Arjuna—is a name of Krishna. The temple had been built in the 8th century by the Pallava kings. Few additions to it were made by the Chola kings. It was rebuilt in the 16th century by the Vijayanagar kings. Non-Hindus are allowed up to the main entrance only. Built in traditional Dravidian temple architecture style, the Parthasarathy Temple, abode of five forms of Lord Vishnu - Narasimha, Rama, Gajendra, Varadaraja, Ranganatha and Krishna – consists of elaborately and intricately carved grand ‘gopuram’ and ‘mandapa’. The place where Parthasarathy Temple is located is also called ‘Allikeni’, meaning pond of lily. Since the temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, the site is known as Tiruvallikeni as well. Due to its association with Lord Krishna, the place Tiruvallikeni is also said as ‘Vrindavana of South India’. Parthasarathy Temple is one the ancient-most architectural and religious gems of Chennai.

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