Tiruvallikeni Parthasarathy Temple is a famous Koil at Triplicane in Chennai. It is one of the 108 Divyadesams (Holy Abodes of Lord Vishnu). Parthasarathy is one of the names of Lord Krishna. In Sanskrit, Parthasarathi means the charioteer of King Arjuna. Krishna is worshipped in the role of Parthasarathi in this temple.
This temple is the oldest religious place in Chennai. Triplicane Parthasarathy temple was built in 8th century by Pallava King Narasimhavarman I. Apart from the Presiding Deity, Lord Parthasarathy, this temple complex has the temples of Lord Narasimha, Rama, Varaha Swamy, Vedhavalli Thayaar, Sri Ranganatha, Sri Gajendra Varadharaja Swamy, Sri Andal, Sri Anjaneya swamy, Alwars, Ramanuja Swami and Vedanthachariar. The temple complex has separate entrances for Lord Parthasarathy Temple and Narasimha Temple.
To keep up his promise which he made to King Sumathi, Lord Venkateshwara appeared as Lord Parthasarathy. Athreya Maharshi had installed the idol of Lord Parthasarathy in this temple. It is also believed Lord Parthasarathy was born as Sri Ramanuja Acharya to revive the Vishishta Advaitha.
Brahmotsavam in Chithirai Masam (April – May), Vasantotsavam, Shri Gajendra Varadharaja Swamy Utsavam, Ranganatha Vedavalli Thayaar Utsav in Vaigasi Masam (May – June), Aadi Shri Gajendra Moksham, Shri Parthasarathy Jyeshtabhishekam, Thiru Pavaadai Utsavam, Thiru Aadi Pooram and Shri Narasimha Swamy Jyeshtabhishakam in Aadi Masam (June – July), Nrusimha Swamy Brahmotsavam and Kodai Utsavam in Aani Masam (August – September), and Vaikuntha Ekadasi (Mukkodi Ekadashi) in Margali Masam (December – January) are the most popular festivals celebrated in Triplicane Parthasarathy Temple.
Triplicane Parthasarathy Temple Timings: 5.30 AM to 12 noon & 4 PM to 9 PM.