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055. Thiru Paadagam - Sri Pandava Thoodhar Temple, Kanchipuram

About the Temple & Location:

This Divyadesam is also considered to be an important Divyadesam in Kanchipuram. It is situated near to Ekambareshwarar temple in Big Kanchipuram. It is near to Gangai Kondaan Mandapam.

Sthlapuranam :

When Janameyjayan was hearing the Mahabharatha story from Vaisambhayanar, he heard that once Sri Pandava ThoodharKrishna went to Duriyodhanan as Thoodhuvan - Diplomatic Messenger (a person who is sent to compromise and to avoid the war). Sri Krishna went to Hasthinapuram to compromise on war. But, Duriyodhanan wanted to kill Sri Krishna which is said to be against the Dharma.

So, he dug a big pit under the chair where Sri Krishnan was made to sit. Inside the pit, lots of his soldiers were placed to kill Sri Krishna. It is Sriman Narayanan who looks at the action performed by after each and every Jeevathamas. So, he clearly understood the plan of Duriyodhanan. But, opposite to it, Sri Krishna gave them his Vishwaroopa Dharshan to all.

After hearing all this, Janameyjayan wanted to get the seva of Vishwaroopa Dharshan of Sriman Narayanan as he gave for all in the Duriyodhan's palace. So, he started to do the Ashvametha yagam. And at the end of the yagam, Sriman Narayanan gave his seva in Vishwaroopa Dharsanam as "Pandava thoothan".

Note : According to Dharma, when a person is sent as Thoodhuvan, he should be given proper respect and no harm should be done towards him.

Moolavar and Thaayar:

The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Pandava Thoodhar. He is found i Irundha (sitting) thirukkolam, facing East direction.
Prathyaksham for Janamejayan and Hareetha Munivar.

Thaayar :
Rukmani and Sathya Bama.

Separate sannadhis for Arulalaperumal, Emperumanaar, Chakrathalwar and Narasimhar.

The Sculpture in this temple say the Lord here as "Thootha Hari".


  • Thirumazhisai Alwar - 2 Paasurams.

  • Thiru Mangai Alwar - 2 Paasurams.

  • Bhoodathalwar - 1 Paasuram.

  • Peiyalwaar - 1 Paasuram.
    Thiru Paadagam - Pandava Thoodhar - GopuramTotal - 6 Paasurams.

Manavala maamuni also did mangalasasanam here.


  • Matheesya Theertham.


Bathra Vimanam and Vetha kodi vimanam.

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