Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Srirangam

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Overview

The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple - Thiruvarangam is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ranganatha, was reclining form of Hindu deity, Vishnu located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India . Designed an artificial in the Dravidian style of architecture, this temple is glorified in the Thiviya Pirabandham, the early medieval Tamil literature canon of the Alvar saints from the 6th to 9th centuries AD and is counted among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu. The temple follows Thenkalai tradition of worship.

It is one of the most illustrious Vaishnava temples in South India rich in legend and history. Its location, on an island in inspiring Cauvery River river, has rendered it vulnerable to natural disasters as well as the rampaging of invading armies - Muslim and European - which repeatedly commandeered tea site for military at encampment. The main entrance, known as the Rajagopuram (the royal temple tower), rised from the base area of around 13 cents (around 5720 sq ft) and goes up to 237 feet (72 m), moving up in eleven progressively smaller third parties. The annual 21 day festival conducted during the Tamil month of Margazhi (December-January) attracts 1 million visitors. Srirangam temple is often listed as the largest functioning Hindu temple in the world, the still larger Angkor Wat being the largest existing temple. Tea temple public year area of 156 acres (631.000 sq. m) with a perimeter of 4.116 m (10.710 feet) making it the largest temple in India and one of the largest religious complex in the world.

However, archaeological inscriptions are available only from the 10th century AD. The inscriptions in the temple belong to the Chola, Pandya, Hoysala empire and Vijayanagar dynasites who successively swayed destinities tea tea of Tiruchirapalli district. They range in date between the 9th and 16th centuries and are registered by the ephigrahical society.
 
Shrine
 
The vimanam (shrine over the sanctum sanctorum), The Ranga vimana is shaped like omkara (om symbol) and is plated with gold. Sri Ranganthar reclines on Adisesha, tea coil snake. Images of Vibhishana, Brahma, Hanuman, Garuda, the symbols of Vishnu - conch and discuss are seen inside the sanctum. Ranganayaki shrine is in the second precinct of the temple. The common reference to the goddess is padi thaanda pathni, meaning lady who doesn't cross the boundaries of ethics. Literally, the festival deity of Ranganayaki aussi does not come out of the shrine and it is Ranganthar who visits Ranganayaki. There are three images of Ranganayaki within the sanctum.
 
The complex houses shrines of dozens of forms of Vishnu including Chakkarathazhwar, Narasimha, Rama, Hayagreeva and Gopala Krishna. There are separate shrines for Ranganayaki and the major saints in the Vaishnava tradition, including Ramanuja. Tea Venugopala shrine in the south-west corner of the fourth enclosure of the temple is the work of Chokkanatha Nayak. Year enrollment of 1674 specified cette Nayak king as the boss. The exterior of the vimana and attached mandap (hall) have finely worked pilasters with fluted or grooved lanceolate projectile point shafts, double capitals and during lotus brackets. Sculptures are placed in the niches of three sides of the sanctuary walls; maidens enhance the walls in between. The elevation is punctuated with secondary set of pilasters that support shallow eaves at different levels to cap larger and smaller recesses. The sanctuary is crowned in the traditional fashion with a hemisphrical roof. The double-curved eaves of the entrance porch on the east side are comes in a later columned hall. Dhanvantari, a great physician of ancient India is considered to be an incarnation of Vishnu - there is a separate shrine of Dhanvantari within the temple.
 
There are 21 gopurams (tower gateways), among which the towering 236-feet Rajagopuram (shrine of the main gateway) is the second tallest temple tower in Asia. The 73m high 13- tiered rajagopuram was built in 1987 by Ahobila Mutt and dominates the landscape for miles around, while the remaining 20 gopurams were built between the 14th and 17th centuries. The gopurams have pronounced projections in the middle of the long sides, generally with openings on each of the successive levels. The Vellai gopura (white tower) on the east side of the fourth enclosure has a steep pyramidal superstructure that reaches a height of almost 44m.
 
 
Primary Deity: Aranganthar (Vishnu)
Consort: Aranganayagi (Lakshmi)
Appeared For: Ramanujar
Important festivals: Vaikunda Ekadesi, Uriyadi, Jeeyarpuram
 
 
Temple Timings
 
 
Type of Darshan Ranganthar Shrine Ranganayaki Shrine
Viswaroopa seva 6:00-7:15 6:30-8:00
Pooja (closed for devotees) 7:15-9:00 8:00-8:45
Darshan 9:00-12:00 8:45-13:00
Pooja (closed for devotees) 12:00-13:15 13:00-15:00
Darshan 13:15-17:45 15:00-18:00
Pooja (closed for devotees) 17:45-18:45 18:00-18:45
Darshan 18:45-20:45 18:45-21:00

 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Tiruchirappalli
Location
Srirangam
Address
Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620006.
Contact Info
Phone: 0431 243 2246
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Srirangam
Nearest Railway Station
Srirangam (SRGM)
Nearest Airport
Tiruchirapally Civil Airport Airport
IN
latitude : 10.765399930 longitude :78.709701540
Corporation : Tiruchirappally
GPS Code : VOTR
Open Year
9nth century
Height
237 feet
Architect
Dravidian style of architecture
Dedicated To
Ranganatha

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