Parthasarathy Temple, Chennai

Parthasarathy Temple is the oldest temple in Chennai city, built by the Pallavas in the 8th century.

The fascinating thing about the Temple is the multicolored gopuram.

There are two gopurams, one facing towards the east and another facing towards the west. It is located at Tiruvallikeni, also known as Triplicane.

This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and called by the name Parthasarathy meaning one who drove the chariot for Arjun in the epic Mahabharatham.

A variety of festivals are celebrated in the temple around the year following the Tamil calendar.

Four forms of Vishnu deities can be seen along with Goddess Vedhavalli.

It is one of the 108 Divya Deshams of India. Divinity at its best can be felt in this temple.