Sunday, 1 April 2018


25th March 2018
Sri Pandava Thootha Perumal Temple at Kanchipuram ( Padagam – Periyakanchi )  is one of the 108 Divadesam. This Perumal has the mangalasasanam of Bhoothathalwar, Pei Alwar, Thirumangai alwar and Thirumizhisai alwar.
Moolavar : Sri Pandava Thootha Perumal.
Thayar     : Sri Rukmani Thayar

Some of the important details are as follows...
The temple is facing east with a 5 tier Rajagopuram ( built during Vijayanagara Period ) on the south. Dwajajasthambam, Palipedam and Garudalwar are in front of main sanctum sanctorum.  Moolavar is big & tall in size of about 25 feet high made of stucco. The Perumal is in sitting posture with his left leg down and right leg in folded position. The hands are in abhaya and varadha hastam.

The Vimana is of Bhadra Vimana and the sanctum has a big space to accommodate the huge size of Perumal. The sanctum has both bhoothavari and yazhi vari like Shiva temples. The front Mandapam was built during Chozha period.  Sannadhi for Sri Rukmani Thayar and Sudarsan Chakra ( Yoga Narasimhar is on the back) are in the prakaram. Urchavars and images of  Alwars  are kept in arthamandapam. I was told that in that Urchava moorthams,  one special moortham is  for Yagnamurthi,   who lost in debate with Sri Ramanujachariya and latter became the student of Sri Ramanujar and called  as Arulalaperumal emperumanar.

As per the legend Lord Vishnu as Krishna went to Kauravas  as a messenger  to get the share of the Kingdom  for Pandavas. Duriyodhana built a false throne made of bamboo and kept  wrestlers under the throne with false flooring to kill Krishna. When Krishna  took the Viswaroopa and destroyed the wrestlers. Since Krishna went as messenger or Thoothu in Tamil,  for Pandavas, moolavar is called as Pandava Thootha Perumal. Sri Pandava Thootha Perumal gave the Viswaroopa dharshan to Janamejayan and Haritha muni in this temple.

There are inscriptions on the south and north walls of the sanctum belongs to Kulothunga Chozha –I, and Rajadhiraja – II ( 1167AD), which speaks about donation of  32 cows for burning of Lamps and loan given for land at an interest rate of one paisa.  

This is a life long worship temple for rohini nakshthiram devotees. Also Devotees took angaparathakshanam for prayers.

The temple will be kept opened between 07.00 hrs to 12.00 hrs and 16.30 Hrs to 20.30 Hrs.

This temple is located on the same Ekambaranathar temple street  in Thirupadagam or Padagam.
Autos are available from Bus stand.


 Rukmani Thayar Sannadhi
 Sudharsan Sannadhi 
 Bhoothavari & Yazhivari
Inscriptions on kumudam