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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tiruchirappalli
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A monumental Hindu shrine dominating the Srirangam skyline Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is dedicated to an incarnation of Vishnu. Constructed in the ornately decorated Dravidian architecture, the temple remains one of the most significant shrines devoted to the Supreme God. Take your time to explore the seven prakharas, stretched out gloriously over 63.1 hectares (156 acres) and containing 21 magnificent towers. A bustling, colorful hub, the temple hosts festivals for almost 250 days of the calendar year, and as one of the largest religious complexes in the world, the site attracts pilgrims from across the globe. Put Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple into our Tiruchirappalli trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tiruchirappalli.
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  • This temple is a must visit on your trip to trichy. Huge temple , long waiting to enter the main dome for darshan. Waited over 3 hrs in queue for getting the 250/- Rs ticket. It was aekadashi and the ...  more »
  • Great experience - so clean and well-maintained after the renovation. Truly an amazing experience. Pay for viewing station on the roof where you can see all the gopurams. 
  • Visited here one evening and it was thronging with locals. The approach Road, with its mass of stalls and vendors, is a visual delight in its own right. The temple compound is so big it must make it b...  more »
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  • One of the most amazing temples in India, this is also the biggest in terms of the sheer area covered by the temple complex. There are several shrines, temples, mantaps and gateways of historical importance that you can see in this complex. Ideal visit would be during the winter months when the outside temperatures are ideal to walk around during the day. Start early in the morning and cover the main temple. Then start exploring the minor shrines and you can have breakfast and meals at any of the small but efficient restaurants near the temple and wind up in the evening with another visit to the main temple. Though many people do that, it would be preferably not to combine a Srirangam visit with Rock fort temple. Cover each on a different day and savor the experience.
  • Lord Sri Ranganatha of the temple appeared from the Milk Ocean. Lord Brahmma was worshipping Him for a long time and appointed Sun to continue the pujas as per vedic rules. Lord Sri Rama, belonging to the Surya (Sun) dynasty was worshipping the Lord then. As a mark of His love and recognition of the services rendered to him by Vibishana during His war against Ravana to rescue Sita, Lord Rama gifted His Ranganatha to Vibishana. While returning to Lanka after Sri Rama’s coronation in Ayodhya, Vibishana placed the idol on the ground for a break during the journey. But Vibishana was shocked that he could not even move the idol when he tried then. He was consoled by the king of the region Dharma Chola. Lord Perumal also expressed His desire to stay on the banks of Cauvery and promised Vibishana that He would be in His reclining form facing Lanka in the south. Darma Chola built the temple later. As this temple went into the sands in the years that followed, this temple was built by Killi Valavan of the Chola dynasty, according to history.
  • One of the oldest temple in India known for it's Rajagopuram...... Such a wonderful architecture n Lord vishnu in the form of Sri Ranganadhar......
  • Ranga ranga ranga in 108 divya desam this is 1st. Andal mukthi sthalam. Ramayanam published place. A king built this temple spend he's all own money and he become beggar. Then he's become thieves and done thefts to finished temple. Finale he become one of the dovotee to ranganather (alvar) most powerful god and temple visit once
  • The temple built on of 100s of acres with huge number of beautiful statues. The main tower, Rajagopuram is the tallest in India. This is one of the biggest temples in India. The procession deity is Namperumal, Azhagia Manavalan, Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi.