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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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  • I spent seven days (3rd Oct to 10Oct,2016) in Kumbakonam staying very close to sarangapani Temple. The approach to the temple is congested, crowded and dirty-not swept on a daily basis. The pandits ar...  more »
  • walking through the temple to the main diety itself is so nice experience and we have to wait for the pooja timings as there was no sign board regarding that 
  • 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 This temple is along Kaveri river and is on...  more »
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  • Extremely peaceful. 3rd among Divya Desam Sthalams after Sri Ranganatha Swamy and Tirupati Balaji.
  • Perumal is in "Uthana 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 temple .Towers stand as if touching the sky. Lord Sarangapani idol is beautiful. Very important temple in Kumbhakonam and one of the Pancharanga temples.
  • Beautiful Sarangapani means Ranganathaswamy temple with tremendous carving structure with biggest gopuram
  • Nice Temple - Renovation Works neatly done. Great job SG Associates - Kumbakonam