Pandavathootha Perumal Temple or Thirupadagam situated in Kanchipuram in the South Indian condition of Tamil Nadu , is devoted to the Hindu god Vishnu. Built in the Dravidian style architechture, in the Divya early medieval Tamil group of the Azhwar holy people from the 6th–9th hundreds of years AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam devoted to Vishnu, who is adored as Pandava Thoothar Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Rukmini. The temple is viewed as one of three most seasoned temples in Kanchipuram, the other two being Ulagalantha Perumal Temple and Yathothkari Perumal Temple. Six day by day ceremonies and three yearly celebrations are held at the temple, of which the Krishna Janmasthami celebration, celebrated amid the Tamil month of Aavani (August–September), being the most noticeable. The temple is kept up and controlled by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu. three most established temples in Kanchipuram, the other two being Ulagalantha Perumal Temple and Yathothkari Perumal Temple. kept up and controlled by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu.
About The Temple
The temple is accepted to have been assembled by the Pallavas of the late eighth century AD, with later commitments from Medieval Cholas and Vijayanagar lords. The temple has three engravings on its dividers, two dating from the time of Kulothunga Chola I (1070–1120 CE) and one to that of Rajadhiraja Chola (1018-54 CE). A rock divider encompasses the temple, encasing every one of the holy places and two waterways. There is a four-layered emple's passage tower, in the temple. Pandava Thoothar is accepted to have appeared to Pandavas. Situated in Big Kanchipuram close to the Ekambareswarar essential passage of the temple confronts east and the temple has a rectangular arrangement. The temple has a four-layered rajagopuram and a solitary area encased in the dividers. The Maha mandapa is accepted to have been fabricated by the Cholas, while the nearby corridor amid the time of Vijayanagara Empire. The focal place of worship of the temple has a huge picture of the managing divinity Pandava Thoothar, which has a tallness of seen situated in Arda Padmasana stance with his right leg twisted to the cellar. Since Krishna showed up as human structure, there are just two hands to the divinity, dissimilar to different temples, where the managing gods have four or more hands. The right palm delineates the Abhaya Mudra for assurance and the left arm portrays Varada Mudra for giving aid. going before corridor to the fundamental sanctum, Mukha Mandapa, has bronze pictures of the celebration gods of the temple and Azhwars. The most conspicuous of them is of Arulala Permula Emburamanar, the supporter of Ramanujan, whose picture is seldom found in other Vishnu temples. Hallowed place of Rukmini is situated to the Rukmini. There are present day increases like Chakrathazhwar with a picture of Narasimha on it opposite situated behind the primary place of worship. Matsya Theertham, the temple tank, is situated on the north eastern side of the temple.
Legend and Stories
Janameyjayan was listening to the Mahabharatha story from Vaisambhayanar, he heared that once Sri Krishnar went to Duriyodhanan as Thoodhuvan - Diplomat (a man who is sent to compramise and to stay away from the war). Sri Krishnar went to Hasthinapuram to compramise on war. Be that as it may, Duriyodhanan needed to murder Sri Krishnar which is said to be against the Dharman. In this way, he burrowed a major pit under the seat where Sri Krishna was made to sit. Inside the pit, heaps of his troopers were set to execute Sri Krishna. It is Sriman Narayanan who takes a gander at the activity performed by after every last Jeevathamas. Along these lines, he knew arrangement of Duriyodhanan. Be that as it may, inverse to it, Sri Krishna gave them his Vishwaroopa Dharshan to all. In the wake of listening to this, Janameyjayan needed to get the Vishwaroopa Dharshan of Sriman Narayanan as He gave the seva for all in the Duriyodhan's royal residence. In this way, he began to do the Ashwametha yagam. Furthermore, at tha end of the yagam, Sriman Narayanan gave his seva in Vishwaroopa Dharsanam as According to Dharma, when a man is sent as Thoodhuvan, he ought to be given legitimate admiration and no harm ought to be done towards him.
Kanchipuram is around 75 kms from Chennai off the Chennai Bangalore highway via SriPerumbudur. It is well connected by several bus services from Chennai. There is a railway station in Kanchipuram with a few train services from Chennai in the mornings.
Tirupadagam Sri Pandava Dhoodha Perumal temple,
Kancheepuram – 631 502.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.