promised Sumatirajan to give darshan as Parthasarathy and had the
Vigraha Pratishta by Atreya Maharishi. Hence this Kshetra is also
called Second Tirupati. Utsava Moorthy Parthasarathy has scars on
the Divine face caused by Arrows from Bhisma while He was Charioteer
to Arjuna during the Mahabharata war.
Once Saint Veda Vyasar has sent one of his disciple called Saint
Athreya to Brindhaaranyam (Triplicane was formerly called as Brindhaaranyam)
for penance. Saint Athreya carried with him a Divya Mangala Statue
of Lord Krishna holding Conch on one hand and Dhaana Mudra on the
other hand. At Brindhaaranyam Saint Athreya met another saint called
Sumathi. Both of them installed the Divya Mangala Statue along with
the statue of Lordess Rukmani there, worshipped and attained Eternal.
Lord Venkateswara ordered King Sumathi to go to Brindhaaranyam and
worship the Divya Mangala Statue as Venkata Krishnan. Here Lord
Vishnu has appeared in five forms. 1) Lord Vishnu appeared as Lord
Narasimha on the request of Saint Athiri. 2) Lord Vishnu appeared
as Lord Rama along with Lordess Sita, Lakshmana, Bharatha and Sathrukna
on the request of Maharishi Madhumaan. 3) Lord Vishnu appeared as
Gajendravaradhar on the request of Rishi Saptharomar. 4) Lord Vishnu
appeared as Lord Venkata Krishnan on the request of King Sumathi.
5) Lord Vishnu appeared as Lord Renganathar to make Himself identified
as Lordess Vedhavalli's Husband when Lordess Vedhavalli was brought
up by Maharishi Bruhu. Lord Vishnu also appeared as the Chariot
Rider for King Arjuna and was called as "Parthasarathy"
(Utsavar). When King Bheeshma send the series of arrows on King
Arjuna, Lord Krishna being the Chariot rider got all the arrows
on Him. The mark of those arrows are still found on the Utsavar
statue of "Parthasarathy". This is the only Divya Desam
in the 108 where the Lord manifested Himself with a big mustache.
As Lord Venkateswara of Thirupathi Himself appeared here as Venkatakrishnan,
the Saturday of Tamil month "Puratasi"(Sept - Oct ) is
suppose to be auspicious. Vaikunda Ekadesi falling in the tamil
month "Markazhi" (Dec - Jan ) will also be celebrated.
Total of 12 Paasurams.
||Parthasarathy, Rukmani, Aniruddhar, Balaramar, Prathyumnar,
Chakravarthi Thirumagan, Bharathan, Lakshmanan, Shatruganan, Mythili
Deva Perumaal(Sesha Vimaanam)
||Anantha, Pranava, Pushpaka, Sesha, Thaiviga
||Indra, Soma, Meena, Agni, Vishnu, Kairavini
||Thirumangaiazhwar, Peyazhwar, Thirumazhisaiazhwar, Poigaiazhwar
||Sumathy, Thondaimaan, Arjuna
Data Not Available
Athri and Rishis
|Direction and Posture
||East-faced and Standing
East-faced and Bhujanga Shayanam
West-faced and Sitting Posture.
South-faced and Standing diety
|Access to the temple
Located right in the heart of Chennai Metropolitan
PLUS:Very near to Thiru Allikeni
is Thiru Mylai; where in you can worship Lord KesavapPerumal,
in whose temple's well, Peyazhwar had His divine incarnation.
The Moolavar of
this sthalam is Venkata Krishnan. Along with Rukmani Piratiyar,
he holds sword in one hand, Varadha Muthirai on the other hand and
his brother Balaraman on his right, Sathaki on his left, son Prathyumnan,
Grand son Aniruthan are also found near the Moolavar. This is one
of the Sthalam where the Perumal shows his seva along with his three
generations. He is found in standing (Nindra thirukkolam) position
and facing his Thirumugham towards East direction.
|How to Get There.
Temple is located on the centre of the Chennai between Triplicane
and Ice House. The streets approaching the temple will be small
and crowdie. It is located on the sea shore of Marina Beach.