May 29, 2010

25 Feet long idol in 1000 years old temple - Pandava Doota Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram, India

Pandava Doota Perumal Temple, which is located  near to the famous Ekambareswarar temple of Kanchipuram city, is one of the 108 Divya Desams (108 most important temples of Lord Vishnu). The historic name of the site is Tiruppaadagam. Lord Krishna is called as Pandava Doota in this temple.

Although the temple is very small, the presiding deity is gigantic in size. He is around 25 feet tall and is found seated. He has four arms and is found along with his two consorts Rukmini and Satyabhama.
As per the legned, the king Janameyajeya listened Mahabharat from the Sage Vaisambhavana and got enlightened by the event of Sri Krishna revealing himself through the Viswaroopa darshan (the large image of Lord) when he went to Hasthinapuri as an ambassador of Pandavas. The king wanted to have the same kind of darshan of Vishnu and so performed an Aswamedha yagna here and got the Viswaroopa dharshan as he wished.

The Pandava Doota Perumal temple is approximately 1000 years old and it is believed to have been built by the Pallava king Rajakesari Varman.

When you visit Kanchipuram, don't miss to visit this rare amazing deity of Kanchipuram.

Happy travelling.

Site Name: Pandava Doota Perumal Temple

Highlights:

1) One of the most important temples in Kanchipuram
2) One of the 108 Divya Desam temples (108 most important temples of Lord Vishnu)
3) 1000 year old temple
4) Gigantic big idol of Lord Krishna

Location: Near Ekambareswara Temple, Kanchipuram, 75 kms from Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India
Nearest Railway Station: Kanchipuram
Nearest Airport: Chennai (around 75 kms)
How to reach: Easily reachable by road and train
Hotel: A lot of luxury hotels and budget hotels are available
Restaurants: There are a lot of good restaurants in the city


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