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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tiruchirappalli

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4.5/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • The temple is really big and the architectural beauty is worth mentioning. The day we visited was extremely crowded. There were 3 queues - one was free, the other was Rs 50 and the third was Rs 250. T...  read more »
  • Very big temple with lots of small temples / worship points spread inside. If you want to do darshan at each spot, it will take more than two hours. 
  • Very large temple that is like a small town. Walking around as foreigners we really feel like it too as we are probably not seen very often. 
  • Must read for FOREIGNERS Sorry for low rating... This rating is for the management and not for the temple. (Though it is administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the TN govt.) No proper queue control, roof for visitors. They collect enormous amount from foreigners and they are stopped at the entrance. The visitors (including foreigners) are treated like cattle's with no respect. This kinda of hospitality to foreigners is awful. We Indians built Hindu temple in US/UK. But when foreign people come here, this stupid staffs are interested only in making money and cheating foreigners. Is this the incredible India? Shame on you religious boards!!
  • Lord VISHNU is here Lord RANGANATHAR. 1st Divya Desam. A massive temple whose beauty and past can't be described by anyone. The beautiful and absorbing deity in the sanctum is to be seen to be believed. The 'UTSAVAR' the "Namperumal" is equally mesmerizing. He goes out and around as planned in the town's calendar. The temple is dotted with innumerable sub shrines. Even a month is not enough to thoroughly understand the temple's preeminence. Many saints have attempted to sing HIS beauty and divinity. An equally majestic GARUDA (eagle), the mount of the Lord is enchanting to see. Around the year the temple is abuzz with festivities. Of all, the preeminent one is "VAIKUNDA EKADASI" falling in the month of December is a treat to everyone. Visiting early in the morning one could have a glimpse of the Lord’s daybreak which is most auspicious. One should try one's luck to have a feel of the temple.
  • it is one of the Divyadesam also called poologha Vaikundam(heaven).it is the place everybody must visit.
  • Delightful place. The biggest temple complex in Asia. God in sayana kolam. First divyadesam fondly called as Kovil.
  • Well, my home is very near to his temple. The management is very poor !! they push people in sanctum and even not bother about ladies. IF THE LADY TRIES TO MOVE BACK, THEY TOUCH. BETTER DONT GO INSIDE THE SANCTUM. JUST WATCH THE TEMPLE OUTSIDE AND COME BACK.
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