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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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  • We visited this temple in September. The lord Vishnu is in Shayana posture. The Garbah Gruham is carved on a chariot. This temple is one of the divya desham out of 108. A must visit by all devotees. T...  read more »
  • Beautiful Vishnu Temple with intricate sculptures on the gopuram. There is a goshala (barn for the cows). 
  • We were visiting Sarangapani temple as a part of our great temple tour this year. The place is stunning, the temple is huge and it is dedicated to lord vishnu. The main deity is in the form of Anantha...  read more »
  • A very good Vishnu temple ..entrance is made such that Perumal can be worshiped after Thayar and there is no direct entrance Perumal sanndhi...
  • Third most sung stalam after sri rangam and tirupati. Divya desam
  • Sarangapani temple is considered third in the line of Srirangam and Tirupathi temples.[5] The temple is also one among 108 Divya Desam. Temple is connected with Mahamaham festival which happens once in 12 years in Kumbakonam.
  • Two entrance to view lord. For six months one entrance. Another six months different entrance. Equivalent to vaikundam. No sorgavasal.
  • Sri Sarangapani Temple is considered one among the three major shrines of Lord Vishnu and it was renovated during the period of Nayaka Kingdom of 16th century.Sarangapani temple consists of only one holy tank,known as "Porthamarai Kulam".The Karuvarai and Vimanam are made with 12-sculptured columns shaped like a chariot.
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