Many years after the Kurukshetra war, King Janamejaya, the great-grand son of Arjuna, went to Sage Vaisampayana to hear the story of his ancestors. Sage Vaisampayana told him the story of how Lord Krishna on his mission to avoid the war had gone to Duryodhana as an envoy of Pandavas. On being humiliated, Krishna revealed his celestial form, the Vishwaroopa to the blind Dritharashtira, father of the wicked Duryodhana and warned him of the con...View more
equences. After hearing the story, Janamejaya keen on having the darshan of the Lord in his celestial form performed severe penance at this place. Pleased with his devotion, the Lord rewarded him with his darshan.This temple is part of Kanchipuram Divya Desam Yatra.
The temple is built in Dravidian architectural style. A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all the shrines and two bodies of water. The temple has a four-tiered rajagopuram. The central shrine of the temple has a 25ft idol of the presiding deity Pandava Thoothar. Seated in Arda Padmasana posture the Lord is seen with his right leg bent to the basement. The shrine of Rukmini is located to the south of the main shrine....View more
The temple tank, Matsya Theertham is located on the north-eastern side of the temple.Picture courtesy: www.yatrastotemples.com
Chennai, the nearest international airport, is situated around 75 km away from Kanchipuram.
Kanchipuram is the nearest railway station and Chennai, a major rail head. Local trains run between Kanchipuram and Chennai at specified intervals.
The city of Kanchipuram is well connected with the other part of the states. There are frequent services, state buses as well as Chennai Metropolitan buses from Chennai.
Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative clothing
Kanchipuram, in the state of Tamil Nadu is one of the important religious places in India and a holy pilgrimage site for both Saivites and Vaishnavites. Historically, it was a centre for education and popular for the architectural beauty of its temples. Silk saree weaving is a major industry and Kanchipuram pattu(silk) is famous all around the country.
Flowers, Garlands, vastra (clothes) are the regular offerings made to Pandava Thoothar.