This blog is dedicated to my dearest Krishna...mostly poetry, sometimes through the words of a Gopi, and sometimes, just my own musings...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A break from my Usual Post Format...Parthasarathy!!!!

Dear Reader,
This blog is a bit stupid perhaps, coz u end up reading letters, and stuff of that sort, which is not exactly directed to you.
But my hope, wish and aim regarding this blog has been to write to Krishna.
But this is a post i wish to share, and do so badly.

Please take a look at this video (Look out keenly for what i mention below the video)

Sri Parthasarathy Perumal, Triplicane

This is Sri Parthasarathy of Triplicane temple, in the heart of Chennai.
It is one of the 108 divya deshams.
If you look keenly, you will see arrow marks all over His face, and actually, His whole body.
The story goes that the metal was recast three times or so, but the marks remained.
These were the marks made by Bhishma in the battlefeild of Kurukshetra when Krishna wonderfully chose to take up the role of Arjuna's Charioteer.
Such is His wonder: He took up all this upon Himself for His devotee, and the marks on His body too were made by a devotee!
Such is His love, such is His greatness! Simply stunning! :)
Another thing perhaps not visible in all the decoration is the stretch mark on His waist, where Yashodha tied Him to a mortar.

He is the Utsava Moorthy.
The 'Mulavar' is Sri Venkata Krishnan, who, quite in style, sports a handlebar moustache and all. He is present, along with Sri Rukmini.
Also present along with the Lord are Balaram, His younger brother Satyaki, His son Pradyumna, and His grandson Aniruddha (yep, a family darshan, like nowhere else).

There are also seperate 'sannathis', or "karpagraha" for Thelliya Singar ( Yoga Narasimha), Varadaraja Perumal (granting moksha to Gajendra on Garuda), Sri Ranganatha, Sri Ranganayaki Thaayar, Sri Rama, and Aandal (Yes, she is there along with Her Krishna :) )

wooh! i began writing this post, as i was feeling bad, thinking about the marks on His face. Even if you see Him often, you don't get used to it. In fact, it is deeply saddening, and makes you wonder: why doesn't He just get a facial done????
But i guess, i finished with a mini-description of the temple (His will, maybe)!

Well, if you ever get a chance, do not miss an opportunity to visit Him.
He is absolutely fantabulous, and i could tell you, in no less than a trillion words-just how!


  1. Hare Krishna!

    Thank you very much for this post. Pity I never visited this temple, though I lived in Chennai for two years!

  2. Wow! Amazing! Especially considering the fact that the metal was recast! Hari bol!

  3. @Ash: Thanks for stopping by on my blog.

    It is a pity, indeed, as you just missed seeing His wonderful form, but by the grace of Parthasarathy, you might just be bestowed with an opportunity sometime! :)

  4. @Drainpiper: Yes,it is amazing, but kind of sad, when you see Him as often as i get to see Him.
    Sometimes, seeing His face like that just makes me cry.
    Because, He looks as wonderful as ever, scars or not, but they are, like, engraved on His face. :((

  5. This is not a stupid blog but a true feelings of a human to his lovely god. Have you ever been to Mathura and Vrindavan?

  6. @Brajesh Rana:
    Hi, welcome!
    No, i never have been to these places Mathura and Vrindavan "actually".
    Maybe, someday i will.:)
    Anyways, my Mathura and Vrindavan, and everything is at the feet of ParthaSarathy in Triplicane, Chennai :))
    Do stay in touch. May Krishna shower His blessings!