Srirangam – Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple

Ranganatha swamy (Lord Sri Vishnu) and Goddess Ranganayaki / Andal / Thayyar (Goddess Lakshmi) srirangam-ranganathaswamy-temple

This temple is also known as Thiruvaranga Tirupati, Periyakoil, Bhooloka Vaikundam, Bhogamandapam. This temple lies on an islet formed by the twin rivers Cauvery and Coleroon.srirangam

 

 

Important temple for Srivaishnavites – the followers of Lord Vishnu

Mantram:

“Om Namo Narayanaya”, “Om Namo Lakshmi Narayanaya”, Sri Hari, Ranga Sri Ranga,

FACTS:

  • Largest temple complex in India.
  • Biggest functioning Hindu temple in the world, with an area of about 156 acres with a perimeter of 4 km. Angkor Wat (Lord Vishnu temple In Cambodia) is about 402 acres in size, bigger but non-functioning.
  • It has seven prakaras or enclosures.
  • There are 21 magnificent towers in all prakaras providing a unique sight to any visitor.
  • The gopuram of the temple is called the Rajagopuram and is 236 feet (72 m) tall, the tallest in Asia.
  • There is a gopuram fully made of gold, which is protected by electrical fence.
  • Self-manifested shrines (Swayam Vyakta Kshetras) of Lord Vishnu
  • Also considered the first, foremost and the most important of the 108 main Vishnu temples (Divyadesams).

The Srirangam temple is one of the three temples of the God Ranganatha that are situated in the natural islands formed in the Kaveri river. They are:

  • Adi Ranga: the Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangapattana
  • Madhya Ranga: the Ranganathaswamy temple at Shivanasamudra
  • Antya Ranga: the Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam

Famous temples near Srirangam.

–              Rockfort temple,

–              Samayapuram Mariamman temple,

–              Tiruvaanaikovil temple,

–              Vayalur Murugan temple,

–              Uraiyur Vekkali Amman temple,

–              Kaatazhagiya singer temple

–              Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal Temple (Thiru Anbil)

–              And many others.

Contact Info

JOINT COMMISSIONER / EXECUTIVE OFFICER,

Sri Ranganathar Swamy Temple

Srirangam, (Trichy) Tiruchirappalli – 620 006.

Tamil Nadu, India.

Phone              : +91 431 -2432246

Fax                  : +91 431 -2436666

Email               :  srirangam@tnhrce.org

Web: www.srirangam.org

Woraiyur         : +91 431 -2762446

Yatri Nivas    : 9486482246

Thiruvellarai    : +91 431 -2562246

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Pooja Schedule : Sri Ranganathar Sannathi

Viswaroopa seva 06:00 to 07:15
Pooja time – ( No Darshan) 07:15 to 09:00
General Darshan Timings 09:00 to 12:00
Pooja time – ( No Darshan) 12:00 to 13:15
Darshan Timings 13:15 to 18.00
Pooja time – ( No Darshan) 18.00 to 18:45
Darshan Timings 18:45 to 21.00
No Darshan after 21.00 at Sanctum Sanctorum
Quick Seva – Rs.250/- per head.      
Viswaroopa Seva – Rs.50/- per head.      
General Entrance – in All Seva timings      
* Timings are subject to change on Festival Days

Thirumanjanam

Devotees may contribute towards Thirumanjanam for shrines of their choice on their preferred date by contributing the below mentioned amount.

Thirumanjanam (New Rates Effective from 01/07/2012)
Sl.No Pooja Name Present Rate. Non – applicable days
1 Vairamudi Sevai   3,500/-
2 Hanumar Thirumanjanam    780/- Non – applicable on Saturdays
3 Chakarathalwar Thirumanjanam    1075/- Non – applicable on Saturdays
4 Singar Thirumanjanam    1750/- Non – applicable on Saturdays
5 Dhanvanthri thirumanjanam    1200/- Non – applicable on Thursdays & Saturdays
6 Thiruvellarai Arulmigu Pundareekaatcha Perumal Thirukoyil Palipeeda Thirumanjanam    2500/-
The devotees may remit the amount 1 day in advance in the respective shrines to the staff incharge. The temple receipt will be issued immediately.
Prasadams Offered
Chakarathalwar Sannathi Curd rice, Fruit mix (Panchamirtham), Holy Theertham
Hanumar sannathi Curd rice, Fruit mix (Panchamirtham),Holy Theertham
Dhanvanthri sannathi Sweet pongal , Fruit mix (Panchamirtham), Holy Theertham
Singar sannathi Sweet pongal , Fruit mix (Panchamirtham), Holy Theertham

Annadhanam

In Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, “Annadhanam” is being performed full day for devotees. Devotees may contribute generously towards Annadhanam by contributing the below mentioned amount.This scheme has been introduced in our sub temples : Thiruvellarai Sri Pundareekatsha Perumal Temple, Woraiyur Sri Kamalavalli Nachiar Temple.

Offerings

Offerings can be directly deposited into the Temple Hundi, still if that is not possible due to the nature of your offerings, they can be handed over to the Temple Staff at the Thulabharam, and the receipt for the same can be obtained immediately.

THULABHARAM

One of the most important vows taken to propitiate Lord Ranganathaswamy is to perform “Thulabharam” i.e. donating various items such as turmeric, rice, dhal, coins, sugar, rice, jaggery, sugar candy, etc to the equivalent weight of the devotee. Pilgrims reaches the Thulabharam counter near Thirukkottaram (Granery) , there he can perform the Thulabharam as per his wish. The determined price equivalent to the weight of the item will be collected from the pilgrim and a receipt for the same will be issued immediately by the staff in-charge. The pilgrims may also carry the item from their place to perform Thulabaram.

For further details please contact Temple Administration.

Do’s and Dont’s

Given below are a list of Do’s and Dont’s for the attention of pilgrims.

  • Worship your Ishta or Kula Deivam before you start for Srirangam.
  • Bath in the River Cauvery before you goes to worship Lord Ranganathaswamy.
  • Bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the shrine.
  • Concentrate on Lord Ranganathaswamy inside the temple.
  • Observe absolute silence and chant “Om Namo Narayanaya” inside the temple.
  • Respect ancient customs and usages while at Temple and promote religious sentiments among co-pilgrims.
  • Deposit your offerings in the Hundi only.
  • Keep the temple premises Clean.
  • Please leave your Electronic gadgets like Cell phones, Calculator, Camera and footwear etc. before entering the temple.

Dont’s

  • Don’t carry jewellery or cash.
  • Don’t eat non-vegetarian food.
  • Don’t consume liquor or other intoxicants.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Don’t approach touts for accommodation and darshan.
  • Don’t wear footwear in and around the premises of the temple.
  • Don’t buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Don’t come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping the Lord.
  • Don’t rush in for Darshan but take your turn in the queue.
  • Don’t enter the temple, if, according to custom or usage, you are prohibited to enter.
  • Don’t encourage beggary.
  • Don’t waste water and electricity.
  • Don’t allow strangers into the rooms.
  • Don’t hand over keys to others.
  • Don’t spit, urinate or defecate in the open.
  • Don’t carry Cell phone, camera or any electric or electronic gadget.
  • Don’t carry weapons.
  • Festivals

 Celebrations:

Jestabishekam

Celebrated in Tamil month Aani (June-July) in order to rid the accumulated impurities. In that day sanctum sanctorum is being cleaned, specially made herbal oil prepared in the temple is being applied on Periya perumal. Namperumal and Goddesses golden plates (Kavacham or Angil in Tamil) are being cleaned by goldsmith.

Pavithrothsavam

Celebrated in Tamil month Aani (August –September) dedicated to the sacred thread worn by the Lord and for removing blemishes in daily rituals.

Sri Jayanthi

Lord Krishna’s birthday being celebrated in all Krishna temples, which are inside of Sri Ranganathaswamy temple campus.

Oonjal

Held in Tamil Month Aipasi (October-December) to remove possible blemishes in the Swing. This festival is known as Dolothsavam. This festival was started in 1489 by Kandhadai Ramanujar. Now it is celebrated 9 days festival.

Kaisiga Ekadesi

Ekadesi

Viruppan ( Chithirai Ther )

Grand Festival in Tamil month Panguni (March-April), which can purify the professional blemishes.

How to reach

  • Tiruchirappalli is well connected with Road, Rail and Air Routes
  • 9 Km. from Tiruchirappalli Rail Junction
  • 15 Km. from Tiruchirappalli Air Port
  • 0.5 Km. from Srirangam Railway Station.
  • “Rent a Car” facility is available from Trichy Railway Station / Bus Stand / Air Port.
  • 24 / 7 Bus Services (Route No. 1) is available from Tiruchirappalli Railways Station / Central Bus Stop / Chatiram Bus Stop.

History

  • The temple of Sri Ranganathaswami at Srirangam boasts an historic past of great kingdom and a civilization thousands of years old.
  • The reign of the Pallavas was marked by the creation of a solid religious foundation.
  • 13 the century: The cholas were defeated the Pandyas of Madurai and Hoysalas of Mysore.
  • Hoysalas had taken particular interest in the building of the Temple of Srirangam, leaving behind both the inscriptions and buildings.
  • 14th Century: The Hoysalas were then driven away by the Pandyas
  • 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.
  • 1799 the English led by Wellessley who invaded Mysore and in 1799 captured the fortress of Srirangapatnam. There after all of the Southern India came under the supremacy of England. The Carnatic was included in the direct administration of the Madras Presidency where it remained.

Sannathis of Srirangam Temple

Apart from the presiding deity Lord Ranganathar, the temple complex comprises of many other sannathis and about 53 upa-sannathis.

The other sannathis in the temple are:

  • Thayar Sannathi
  • Chakkarathazwar Sannathi
  • Udayavar (Ramanujar Sannathi)
  • Garudalwar Sannathi
  • Thanvanthiri Sannathi
  • Hygrevar Sannathi

Structure

The temple of Srirangam is situated in south India on an Island formed by two arms of the River Cauvery. The temple consists of seven Concentric rectangular enclosures round the sanctum sanctorum. The temple of Srirangam is the only one in India with seven enclosures, a sacred symbolic number which for present day Vaishnava believers represents either the seven centers of Yoga, or a reference to the seven elements making up the human body, in the center of which dwells the soul.

Visit Srirangam and get blessed.

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