Dedicated to the Hindu deity Krishna, the Parthasarathi temple is believed to be one of the oldest structures in Chennai. Parthasarathi means the charioteer of Arjuna and it refers to Krishna who was the charioteer for Arjun in the epic Mahabharata. The temple is one of the 108 holy abodes of Vishnu. One can worship all the five incarnations of Vishnu, namely Krishna, Ranganathar, Vardaraja, Ramar and Narasimhar, at this temple.
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Built in the 8th century by the Pallavas, Parthasarathi temple has a huge complex with a tower in the western direction and one in the eastern. The pillars (mandapas) and towers (gopuram) feature elaborate carvings typical to South Indian temples. The complex also includes shrines for Rama, Narasimha, Alwars, Anjaneya, Vedanthachariar, Manavala Mamunigal, Ramanuja, Andal, Vedhavalli Thayaar, Gajendra Varadharaja Swamy, Ranganatha and Andal.
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