WELCOME TO ARULMIGU PARTHASARATHYSWAMY TEMPLE
Steeped in mythologies and eulogised by the Azhwars in their sacred hymns in Tamil glorified as Divya Prabandhams the Parthasarathy temple at Tiruvallikkeni or Triplicane, as the Britishers called it, happens to be the oldest temple in the city. The existence of the Tiruvallikeni village is seen in records dating back to the Pallava period and earlier. The village's name itself is derived from Lily pond in front of the temple, where it it said that Goddess Vedavalli, consort of Lord ranganatha, one of the five main deities, was born in a Lily flower. the pond itself was amidst a Tulasi forest(densed with Basil trees). Thus the temple forms the core of the area's history.
PURANAS, PASURAMS According to Brahmanda Puranam, the five Deities in the temple are said to have been worshipped by the Saptah Rishis: viz.Bhrigu, Marichi, Atri, Markandeya, Sumathi, Saptharoma and Jabali. The Deities of this temple have also been praised by Sri Peyalwar, Sri Thirumazhisai Alwar and later on by "Sri Thirumangaimannan" or "Kaliyan" in their pasurams. Besides the above, great saints and composers like Sri Thiyagaraja Swamigal, Sri Muthuswami Deekshithar, Sri Subramaniya Bharathiyar have composed songs on the deities of this temple. Kannan songs composed by Sri Subramaniya Bharathiar relate to the deity of this temple.