Pandava Dhootha Perumal Temple
( Thirupadagam ) Kancheepuram
Pandava Dhootha Perumal Temple ( Thirupadagam ) is located in Kancheepuram in Tamilnadu.
1 km West of Kanchipuram Bus Stand we can proceed to this temple to have a darshan of LORD KRISHNA which is very special We can see LORD Krishna in a majestic sitting posture (facing East), almost 25 feet in height suggestive of the Lord’s Vishvaroopam.
Lord Krishna in order to make peace with the Kauravas, proceeds to Hastinapura to the court of Duryodhana on behalf of the Pandavas. With a plot to kill Krishna and thus to put all hopes of a peace treaty, the evil Duryodhana digs a pit and tops it with bamboo sticks.
On this bamboo topped pit, he puts up a grand stage, thus setting up Lord Krishna for a mega fall. Once he enters the hall, the all knowing Lord Krishna presses the stage with his little toe to send it crushing below. And immediately after, Lord Krishna displays his Vishwaroopam to the blind Dhirdharashtra (and only to him), by giving him the vision.
After having the darshan of the Lord in his full divine form, a delighted Dhirdharashtra requests Lord Krishna to restore his blindness, for he does not want to see anything else after having darshan of the Lord himself.
Years after this episode, Arjuna’s grandson Janmejaya, who listened to the Mahabharata story from Vaisampaayana wanted to experience the moment (that of Lord Krishna Vishwaroopa darshanam ) .
He undertook penance at this place. Lord Krishna is believed to have graced him with darshan , as ‘Pandava Dhootha’, in the same way he had in the Mahabharatha episode. Having played the role of a messenger for the Pandavas, Lord Krishna, here at this temple, is known by that same name Pandava Dhootha Perumal.
It is said that in this holy place there was a 18 day debate between Swami Ramanuja and Yaghya Moorthy . Having lost the debate to Swamy Ramanuja, the Scholar is said to have become his disciple and was given the name to Arulaala Perumal Emberumaanar. Check the appended post below about the saints devotion for JagathAcharyar Swamy Ramanuja ..
The tower above Lord Krishna in Pandava Dhoodha Perumal is called Badra Vimana
Jai Sree Krishna
Photos : Credits Google images /Adiyen tour pics
Adiyen Ramanuja dasan