The Parthasarathy Temple is an 8th-century Hindu Vaishnavite temple dedicated to the Lord Vishnu, located at Chennai, India. The temple is glorified inside the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil literature canon of the Alvar saints from the sixth–ninth centuries CE and is classified as many of the 108 Divya Desams devoted to Vishnu. The call 'Parthasarathy', in Tamil, manner the 'charioteer of Arjuna', relating to Krishna's function as a charioteer to Arjuna inside the epic Mahabaratha. The temple turned into substantially built for the duration of the Chola duration and quite a few inscriptions relationship returned to the same duration are located right here.
The outer maximum mandapam is replete with sculptures of numerous varieties of Vishnu, specifically the avatars. One can also see inscriptions of Dantivarma Pallava of the 8th century, Chola and Vijayanagara inside the temple. The first architectural expansion of the temple came about for the duration of the reign of the Pallavas Tondaiyar Kon as vividly defined through Tirumangai Azhwar. Reminiscent of this is the inscription of the Pallava King Dantivarman which is preserved in the temple.