Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple – Srirangam

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About and History

Srirangam is the foremost of the eight self-manifested shrines of Lord Vishnu. This temple is also known as Thiruvaranga Tirupati, Periyakoil, Bhoologa Vaikundam, Bhogamandabam. There are 21 magnificent towers in all Prakaras providing a unique sight to any visitor. This temple lies on an islet formed by the twin rivers Cauvery and Coleroon.

The temple has 108 deities displaying different forms of Vishnu. Alauddin Khilji’s general, Malik Kafur, invaded the region and stole the main idol in the 13th century. The idol was taken to Delhi. The devotees of the Srirangam temple traveled to Delhi and convinced the emperor with their melodramatic behavior to retune the idol. The idol was returned back to the main temple after 60 years. This temple offers free food to the devotees every day.

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The temple of Sri Ranganathaswami at Srirangam boasts a historic past of a great kingdom and a civilization thousands of years old. Cholas reigned for about three hundred years over the Coromandel Coast and the greater part of Eastern Deccan, where they helped an advanced Hindu Culture to flourish.

The Cholas were defeated in the thirteen century by the Pandyas of Madurai and Hoysalas of Mysore. Hoysalas had taken a particular interest in building the Temple of Srirangam, leaving behind both the inscriptions and buildings. The Hoysalas were then driven away by the Pandyas in the early part of the fourteenth century. Later, the Mohammedans began frequently raiding the Deccan facing strong resistance from the Hindu Kingdom, which was established in Vijayanagar in 1336. The Kingdom maintained its independence until 1565.

Important Days to Visit

  • Vaikunta Ekadasi Festival in December – January.
  • Viruppan or Chithirai Ther in March – April
  • Jestabishekam in June – July
  • Pavithrothsavam in August – September
  • Srikrishna Jayanti or Krishna Janmashtami in August – September
  • Oonjal in October – December
  • Kaisiga Ekadasi in November – December
  • Ankurarpanam

Temple Timings

6:00 AM to 9: 00PM

Seva / Darshan Timings

Seva / DarshanTimings
Viswaroopa Seva6 AM to 7:15 AM
(No Darshan) – Pooja time7:15 AM TO 9 AM
Darshan Timings9 AM to 12 PM
(No Darshan) – Pooja time12:00 PM TO 1:15 PM
Darshan Timings1:15 PM to 6 PM
(No Darshan) – Pooja time6 PM to 6:45 PM
Darshan Timings6:45 PM to 8 PM

Entry Fee

General Entrance – Free in all Seva time

Quick Seva – Rs.250/- per Head.

Viswaroopa Seva – Rs.50/- per Head

Special Entrance – Rs.20/- per head

Special Pujas 

Thulasi Archane Rs.10/-

Kunkumarchane Rs.10/-

Sahasranamarchane Rs.20/-

Vasthra Kanike Rs.20/-

Naghakanike Rs.20/-

Nivedana kanike Rs.20/-

Muladevara Abhisheka Rs.1000/-

Temple Phone Number

+91 431 -2432246

Email : [email protected]

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How To Reach

By Air: The nearest airport is in Tiruchirappally at a distance of 9kms.

By Train: The nearest Railway station is at Pudukkottai which is located at a distance of 54kms.

Address

Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli-620 006, Tamil Nadu.

Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple Map

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