Temple Location :
About the Temple:
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.
When Janameyjayan was hearing the Mahabharatha story from Vaisambhayanar, he heared that once Sri Krishnar went to Duriyodhanan as Thoodhuvan - Diplomat (a person who is sent to compramise and to avoid the war). Sri Krishnar went to Hasthinapuram to compramise on war. But, Duriyodhanan wanted to kill Sri Krishnar which is said to be against the Dharman.
So, he dug a big pit under the chair where Sri Krishnar was made to sit. Inside the pit, lots of his soldiers were placed to kill Sri Krishnar. It is Sriman Narayanan who looks at the action performed by after each and every Jeevathamas. So, he clearlt understood the plan of Duriyodhanan. But, opposite to it, Sri Krishnar gave them his Vishwaroopa Dharshan to all.
After hearing all this, Janameyjayan wanted to get the Vishwaroopa Dharshan of Sriman Narayanan as He gave the seva for all in the Duriyodhan's palace. So, he started to do the Ashwametha yagam. And at tha 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 in Irundha (sitting) thirukkolam, facing East direction.
Prathyaksham for Janamejayan and Hareetha Munivar.
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.
Total - 6 Paasurams.
Manavala maamuni also did mangalasasanam here.
Bathra Vimanam and Vetha kodi vimanam.