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Sri Pandavathoothan Perumal temple Kanchipuram

This temple is 2.6km from kanchi kamakshi amman temple and walkable distance from Sri Ekambhareswarar temple . This place is also called as Padagam (Thirupadagam) .

The Lord Vishnu here is in Lord Krishna’s form huge and 25 feet height in sitting position .

As per legends during Mahabharata period when Sri Krishna visited as an Ambassador to Kaurava’s court to establish peace within Kauravas and Pandavas , the Kaurava’s tried to humiliate Lord Krishna (digged a pit and spread it with bamboo sticks and covered with flowers and decorated the seat such that Lord Krishna would fall in to the pit ) and kill him .Lord Krishna took a magnificent form ( Vishwaroopam ) . Even blind Dhrutharastrashan was able to see the divine form .

After hearing this King Janamejaya ( great grandson of Arjuna ) did penance worshipping Lord Krishna for this divine dharshan . Lord Krishna appeared before them once again as Pandava thoothan in Thirupadagam . As the main deity here is Lord Krishna there is a sannidhi for Goddess Rukmini too in this temple .

Roghini ( star ) worshipped Lord Krishna in this temple to get married to Chandran ( moon ) . Its believed those having Roghini Nakshatram as their birth star will be relieved from their troubles if they worship Lord Krishna in this temple .

Another historic event about this place is a learned scholar Acharya Arulala Perumal ( Yagnamurthy ) engaged a debate with Sri Ramanujar for 17 days after loosing became his disciple and both together served this temple .

Boodathalwar , Peialwar , Thirumangai alwar andThirumazhisai alwar has sung praising this Lord .

Sri Pandavathoothan temple
Pandavathoothan Perumal (source FB Temples of India page)
For those who have Roghini as birth star

Published by Ranjini Madhavan

Iam a homemaker who like to travel to spiritual places and like to share my spiritual tours , pictures and my personal tour experiences .Though am not expressive to put it in words thought it would be easy for others who likes to travel these places so that they may know what all places to be covered and a sweet memories for myself.

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