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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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  • Sarangapani Temple is a glorious Vishnu temple located in Kumbakonam, and holds a very gorgeous sculpture of reclining Vishnu under Anantha Sesa. The architecture of the gopuram and the temple is amaz...  more »
  • This temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is a beautiful structure.The Gopuram is astounding and the architecture sets you thinking. The diety is in a reclining posture and the Goddess is Komalavalli thaya...  more »
  • A great temple, located in the Centre of the city, is good to know their history and their heritage, there is a cow shed, all very clean.
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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