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Thirupadagam Divya Desam - Pandavadoota Perumal Temple


Sri KrishnaMeditation: I meditate on Sri Pandavadoota Perumal and Sri Rukmini Thayar in Thirupadagam Divya Desam.

Greatness: Thirupadagam is a Divya Desam. It is the 48th Divya Desam and is located in Thondai Nadu. The name Thirupadagam is derived from Thiru, Pada and Agam in Tamil which means Divine (Thiru) Huge (Pada) Place of stay (Agam). This represents the Vishwaroopa form which the Lord assumed as the emissary of the Pandavas in the court of Duryodhana. The Huge Place of Stay signifies his huge form which could not be captured by the small power of Duryodhana. The name Pandavadoota is derives from Pandava (the five Pandavas) and Doota (Messenger). This is the form which the Lord assumed as the messenger of the Pandavas.
- Perumal is in Sitting posture facing East.
- Pratyaksham: Janmejayan, Haritha Muni
- Mangalasasanam: Peyalvar, Bhoothath Alvar, Thirumazhisai Alvar, Thirumangai Alvar (6 Pasurams)
- Vimanam: Badra Vimanam, Veda Koti Vimanam
- Pushkarini: Matsya Teertham

Puranic Events:

1. Sri Krishna & sage Hareeta: Sage Hareeta performed penance at Thirupadagam to get the vision of the Lord as Pandavadoota. Sri Krishna granted his prayers and showed him that form here.
- Note: The Image of Sri Krishna here is almost 25 feet high, most probably to represent his Vishwaroopa form. The Image is in Sitting posture, facing East.

2. Sri Krishna & king Janamejaya: King Janamejaya (grandson of Arjuna) performed penance at Thirupadagam to get the vision of the Lord as Pandavadoota. Sri Krishna granted his prayers and showed him that form here.

Deities:
- Pandavadoota Perumal: The Image of Sri Pandavadoota Perumal in Sitting posture facing East. The Image is almost 25 feet high, most probably to represent his Vishwaroopa form. The Lord is having a smile on his face.
- Rukmini Thayar: The Image of Sri Rukmini Thayar.

Sacred Geography:
- Matsya Teertham: Pushkarini of the temple.

Location: Thirupadagam is located in Kanchipuram in the Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu. This is in Thondai Nadu. The temple can be visited from Kanchipuram (within Kanchipuram city).


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