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Sarangapani Temple, Kumbakonam

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Sarangapani Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu, located in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu revered in Nalayira Divya Prabandham by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. This temple is along Kaveri and is one of the Pancharanga Kshetrams.The temple is believed to be of significant antiquity with contributions at different times from Medieval Cholas, Vijayanagar Empire and Madurai Nayaks. The temple is enshrined within a huge granite wall and the complex contains all the shrines and the water bodies of the temple. The rajagopuram (the main gateway) has eleven tiers and has a height of 173ft. The Potramarai tank, the temple tank, is located opposite to the western entrance of the temple.Sarangapani is believed to have appeared for sage Hemarishi. The temple has six daily rituals at various times from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and twelve yearly festivals on its calendar. The temple chariot festival is the most prominent festival of the temple, celebrated during the Tamil month of Chittirai (March–April). The twin temple chariots are the third largest in Tamil Nadu, each weighing 300tonnes.
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  • My visit to kumbakonam went in a breeze. We had only one and half hour to spare and the temples are many. We have to choose few temples - the first temple to struck my mind is the name Sarangapani Tem...  more »
  • Maha Vishnu in his favourite sleeping posture blessing all devotees. This temple sanctum has two entrances used for six months each, winter and summer solstice.  more »
  • This is the third temple after Srirangam and Tirupathi out of 108 celebrated shrines of God Vishnu as per the Vaishnva system of Hinduism. The temple wears a colourful and pleasant look after the rece...  more »
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  • Breathtaking architecture and divine deity in majestically reclining posture as Ranganatha. The main temple structure also has a wonderful sculpture of ratha / chariot being pulled by elephants. Must-visit Divya Desam!
  • Perumal is in "Uthaana Sayana" kolam. Mangalasasanam is done by seven Alwars, the third highest next to Srirangam and Tirupati. Here there is no vaikunda vasal because Lord directly came from Vaikundam. Also two doors are present and will be opened one at Utharayanam and other at Dakshinayam.
  • Beautiful place, felt so calm, iyer near main god was so helpful in explaining about the god.
  • Beautiful and big temple of lord Vishnu
  • Beautiful temple. Make sure to visit whenever you go to Kumbakonam