Pandava Thoothar Perumal temple is one of the 108 divya desam temples situated in Kanchipuram. As per the legend when Pandavas lost all their wealth in a gambling game to Duriyodhana and company of Gauravas , they were shelterless. Sri Krishna went to Duriyodhana as a goodwill messenger ( Thoothan in Tamil )to ask for atleast five houses for each of them. The cunning Duriyodhana wanted to kill Sri Krishna and he created a false bamboo chair for him and placed a few soldiers beneath the chair. Lord Sri Krishna knew this all along and sat on the chair. He then took 'viswaroopam' killing all the soldiers hiding beneath the chair.
Since Sri Krishna went as a messenger ( Thoothar) to the Pandavas, he became known as Pandava Thootha perumal.
Moolavar is Sri Pandava Thhothar. Moolavar is found in sitting position facing East direction.
Thaayar of the temple is Rukmini Thayaar
The temple is revered by the verses of Tirumangai Alwar, Thirumazhisai Alwar, Boodhathalwar and Peiazhwar
Temple Timings The temple is open from 7:00 AM till 11:00 am and from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm
How to reach?
Kanchipuram is around 75 kms from Chennai off the Chennai- Vellore/ Bangalore highway via SriPerumbudur. Kanchipuram is well connected by several bus services from Chennai. There is a railway station in Kanchipuram with a few train services from Chennai in the mornings.