Wednesday, 18 May 2022

A TEMPLE FOR AN AMBASSADOR IN THE TEMPLE TOWN OF KANCHI

 


The Divya kshetram  TIRUPPAADAKAM is located in the temple town of Kanchipuram. The presiding deity is  PANDAVA DHOOTA PERUMAL, an imposing 28 feet image, in a seated form. The goddess Rukmani and Satyabhama are also enshrined. The sacred water is Mathsya theertham and the sanctum sanctorum is Bathra vimanam.

As per the Sthala purana Vaisampayana was narrating BHAGAVATHAM to  Janamajayan, and was referring to Lord Krishna's visit to Hasthinapuram as Pandava's Dhoota (Ambassador). Desiring to have the VISHWAROOPA Darshana they performed Ashwamedhayagam at Kanchi. On completion of the yagam the Lord gave darshan as PANDAVA DHOOTA.

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