Must visit beautiful temples in Chennai Posted on August 5, 2016 by Saibala Grand

Chennai, the metropolitan city in south India houses many beaches, ancient building and amusement parks. Out of these Chennai is also a land of many beautiful historical temples. We will update you with a series of blog of the different beautiful ancient temples in and around Chennai.

Parthasarathy (Sanskrit: Charioteer of Arjuna) temple is located in Triplicane or Thiruvallikeni, Chennai. It was built during the 8th century by the Pallavas and stretched out later by the Cholas. This ancient shrine is dedicated to Lord VenkataKrishna which is the main deity, other deities are Sri Rama, Gajendra Varada, Vedavalli Nachiyar, Andal, Sri Narasimhan and Sreemath Nadan. The main deity of Lord VenkataKrishna is seen with a moustache. Lord Krishna was a charioteer for Arjuna which is described in the epic Mahabharata. The utsavamoorthy of Lord Krishna is found to have scars on the face and injuries which was caused to him during the battle with the Kauravas. There are two different doorways for Lord Parthasarathy and Lord Narasimhan. This is temple is one among the 108 Vaishnava Divya Deshams.

In the days of yore, King Sumati Raja chola expanded this temple. He was a great devotee of Lord Venkateshwara Swami of Tirumala, he desired to see Lord Venkateshwara Swami as Lord Krishna. Hence the main deity is named as VenkataKrishna. There are many inscriptions on the walls of the temple which are scripted in Tamil and Telugu.

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