Parthasarathy Temple

Parthasarathy Temple, Chennai

Parthasarathy Temple
4.5
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Close to Marina Beach, yet another architectural wonder from the 8th century can be part of the itinerary. An intricate pyramid-shaped rajagopuram (dome) stands prominently and is the main feature of the temple. As anecdotes go, the British were unable to pronounce the original name, Thiriallikeni, and rechristened it Triplicane.
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Neighbourhood: Royapettah
Another busy neighbourhood that is a center of trade and commercial related sctivities is the famous and popular Royapettah. Apart from being known for its many tourist attractions, Royapettah is a favourite shopping and entertainment check in for all budget travelers. Popular for shops selling home fabrics, traditional sweets, furniture and house décor, it can be quite a delight for all those looking at packing in a range of quick shopping on a busy touristy day. For those seeking to take a break from a shopping agenda, visit the magnificent 150-year old Amir Mahal – one of the largest palaces in the city or chill at Amethyst, a nostalgically posh haven that's outrageously popular with expats and well-off Chennaiites for its creative menu and beautiful range of artefacts and jewellery.
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karthik c
Chennai, India44 contributions
Beautiful temple
Feb 2021 • Family
Excellent temple of lord Vishnu in Chennai city near Maria beach.
Very ancient temple
Around 800 years back
Well maintained
Written 20 February 2021
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anu_v
Singapore, Singapore655 contributions
Worth it
Sep 2019
There was no other temple on our task list that we had to go to when we heard about this Parthasarathy temple. It was famous as my cousin bought a car after he visited this temple in Chennai. He was lucky. WE felt blessed by the deities in this temple.
Written 22 August 2020
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Sud D
Oakville, Canada76 contributions
Beautiful Temple
Aug 2019 • Family
One of the oldest temples in Chennai. Very beautiful and historic. Well maintained. Must visit. Very important temple.
Written 4 June 2020
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Ambrish L
Chennai, India271 contributions
Oldest and serene
Aug 2019
You'll have to be there to feel the vibes. Its one of the oldest temple in the city, It'll definitely give you a good feeling once you visit the place. Check for the festivals and auspicious days if you want to avoid the crowd.
Written 22 March 2020
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Sai Kiran M
Bengaluru, India174 contributions
Beautiful temple with peace & positive vibes in abundance!!
Feb 2020 • Family
Been here with family and such a peaceful site it is. A visit to provoke our positive energy and activeness.
Written 24 February 2020
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ClassicalTraveller
Basingstoke, UK16 contributions
A genuine feeling of sanctity
Jan 2020
This is perhaps the best temple in Chennai to get a genuine feel for the Sri Vaishnava faith and how it is practiced. I wouldn't go expecting to get great photos, or any photos; just go for the experience, especially at times of ceremony, which can be moving, even if you are of another faith. You are unlikely to be bothered in any way, in fact, when we visited, the worshipers were only too glad to help and include us and to point things out. Wear suitable attire (no shorts or sleeveless tops).
Written 29 January 2020
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Benjamin
Paris, France87 contributions
One of the oldest temple in Chennai, plenty of colors
Nov 2019
It is a very colourful temple, different parts of it having been painted quite differently and using different tunes. The temple is dedicated to Vishnu and contains several interesting statues. It is definitely worth the visit.

Note that one should be careful to avoid the crowd (and pick the time of the visit accordingly, preferably in the morning and not on a special event day. Photography is forbidden and one should remove his/her shoes before getting in (which is normal in India but surprised me quite a bit).
Written 27 January 2020
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Mrudula
111 contributions
vishnu
Aug 2019
This is a very old building somewhere around 1000 years old and lord vishnu is situated inside the temple and mostly Vaisnavaithe followers will be seen
Written 23 January 2020
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%FastFlyer
Kingwood, TX76 contributions
Another fantastic Hindu temple. Here photography is strictly forbidden in or around the
Jan 2020
Another fantastic Hindu temple. Here photographphy is forbidden in or around the grounds Or outside.
Written 18 January 2020
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laxman_iyer
Dixon, IL7 contributions
Temple
Jan 2020 • Couples
One of the oldest vishnu temple well worth visiting. As usual it was very crowded as the next was a special occasion. Non Hindus are not allowed in the inner sanctum. ABSOLUTELY no photography. Having a guide helps to explain the history and various religious aspects.well worth the time and effort.Will recommend but will go earlier in the morning on a "not so special "day.
Written 5 January 2020
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