Ranganathaswamy Temple, popularly called, the Srirangam Temple is dedicated to the reclining form of Lord Vishnu known as Lord Ranganatha. It is located in the Srirangam district of Tiruchirapalli (also known as Trichy), Tamil Nadu. The Srirangam Temple is one of the World’s Largest Functioning Temple.
Srirangam Temple – Facts
|Deity||Lord Ranganathaswamy (Lord Vishnu)|
|Location||Srirangam, Tamil Nadu|
|Best time to visit||June to October|
|Timings||6:00 AM to 9:00 PM|
|Best Time to Visit||September to February|
|Poojas||Shani Pooja and Abhishekam|
|Festivals||Ram Navami, Vishu|
Srirangam Temple Timings
Here are the timings of Srirangam Temple:
|Morning Darshan||6:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|Viswaroopa Seva||6:00 AM||7:15 AM|
|Pooja||12:00 PM||1:15 PM|
|Darshan||1:15 PM||6:00 PM|
|Pooja||6:00 PM||6:45 PM|
|Darshan||6:45 PM||9:00 PM|
Ranganathaswamy Temple History
Srirangam is popular for the eight shrines (Swayam Vyakta Kshetras) of Lord Vishnu that it contains. It is also the first of the 108 Divya Desams (Vishnu Temples). This temple is also popular as Thiruvaranga Tirupati, Periyakoil, Bhoologa Vaikundam, Bhogamandabam.
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Significance
Ranganathaswamy temple complex is 156 acres in extent. It has seven prakaras. There are also 21 magnificent towers in all prakaras providing a unique sight to any visitor. The temple complex consists of shrines of dozens of forms of Vishnu including Chakkarathazhwar, Narasimha, Rama, and Krishna.
One of the most important vows taken for Lord Ranganathaswamy is to perform “Thulabharam”.
How to reach the Ranganathaswamy Temple?
Here’s how to reach Ranganathaswamy Temple:
- Air: The temple is 15 away km from Tiruchirappalli Airport.
- Rail: It is 10 km from Tiruchirapalli railway junction.
- Road: “Rent a car” facility is available from rail, road and airport areas. 24 hours Bus Services are available from Tiruchirapalli Railway Station, the Central Bus Stop and Chatiram Bus Stop.
Srirangam Temple Accommodation
Some places where one can stay near Ranganathaswamy Temple are:
- Hotel Deepam at W.B.Road, Tiruchirapalli is popular for its appropriate accommodation and good services. It has access to restaurants nearby and good transportation.
- Hotel Mathura is another place to stay, located at Rockins Road, Cantonment at Tiruchirapalli is famous for its decent services and nice atmosphere.
- Breezy residency at Mcdonalds Road, Tiruchirapalli, is popular for its good location from the Central Bus stop and railway station.