Arulmigu Aranganatha Swamy Temple

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Overview

Aranganathar temple is situated on Mettupalayam road, Karamadai at a distance of 30 Km from Coimbatore in the Coimbatore - Mettuplayam highway. Constructed in the  Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is dedicated to Vishnu who is worshipped as Ranganathaswamy and his consort Lakshmi as Ranganayagi in this temple.
 
The place was then dense with Karai trees. A shepherd grazing his cows was watching a cow that never gave milk to him and found that it was pouring its milk in a bush there.  When he dug the place, blood came out.  He informed the people.  A voice from the sky told them that the Lord was there.  The temple was built then here.
 
Ranganathaswamy temple is constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture. The temple occupies an area of 1 acre and is surrounded by a granite walls. The seven tiered rajagopuram, the temple's gateway tower, has seven kalasam at the top. Unlike the sanctum houses the image of Ranganathaswamy, where the image is sported in standing, sitting and reclining posture, only the face of Ranganathar is seen in the temple.The Ardha mandapa is guarded by two Dwarapalas on either sides. The shrine of Soundaravalli is located closed to the eastern gateway. There Mahamandapa houses the images of Vedanta Desikar, Manavala Maamunigal, Azhwars and Ramanuja. There are separate shrines for Rama housing Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman. There are a number of smaller shrines and halls in the precincts of the temple.
 
The temple is originally believed to have been built during the Chola Empire during the 10-11th centuries. Thirumalai Nayak (1623-59 CE) expanded the temple during his regime and built the walls and halls in the temple. Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar (1940–1950) built a set of other halls in the temple. Ramanuja (1017–1137 CE), the expounder of Vaishnadvaita philosophy is believed to have visited the temple on his way to Melkote from Srirangam Ranganathaswamy temple. The northern temple tower was built during 1944, while the seven-tiered 80 ft Eastern tower was built during 2013. Some of the old halls were also renovated during 2013.
 
Paalaabishekam – bathing the Lord with Milk is performed on each New Moon day.  Anjaneya is on the left facing the Lord.  The idol is differently sculpted in a square stone.    Lord Venugopala graces with consorts Rukmini and Sathyabama along with Nammalwar, Sri Ramanujar, Manavalamamunigal, all Vaishnavite Acharyas.   There are also shrines for Santhanakrishna, Paravasudeva and Nagar.   The idols of Venugopala, Rama and Gopikas are very beautiful.
 
Important Festival: Brahmmotsavam in February -  March, Ramanuja Jayanthi, Vaikunda Ekadasi, Navarathri are the festivals grandly celebrated in the temple.
 
Temple Timing:  5.30 am to 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm 
Pooja Hours,
08:30 am TO 09:00 am
11:30 AM TO 12:00 Noon
08:30 pm TO 9:00 pm
 
How to Reach,
Bus: 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3E, 3F, 3G, 4A and All Coimbatore Bus.
Nearest Railway Station: Karaimadai Railway Station 
Nearest Airport: Coimbatore International Airport

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Coimbatore
Location
Karamadai
Address
Arulmigu Aranganatha Swamy Temple, Karamadai To Annur - Mettuppalayam Rd, Karamadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641104
Contact Info
Phone: 91-4254-272318
Mobile :
Fax :
Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Karamadai
Nearest Railway Station
Coimbatore Jn (CBE)
Nearest Airport
Coimbatore International Airport
IN
latitude : 11.029999730 longitude :77.043403630
Corporation : Coimbatore
GPS Code : VOCB
Open Year
10-11th centuries
Area
1 acre
Architect
Dravidian style
Dedicated To
Chola Empire
Visiting Hours
5.30 am to 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm

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