Sri Ranganthaswami Temple

Sri Ranganthaswami Temple is in Nellore. This temple devoted to Lord Ranganatha a resting form of Lord Vishnu. This oldest temple is also known as Talpagiri Ranganathaswami temple or Ranganayakulu. It is situated on the banks of the Penna River. The temple has a immense tower, called Gaaligopuram. This tower is more or less 70 feet high and has 10 feet of gold plated vessels on top of it, called kalashams. Every year during the month of March–April a grand festival called Brahmotsavam is celebrated.

History

Srirangam is the primary of the eight self-manifested place of pilgrimage of Lord Vishnu. It is also measured the first, leading and the most important of the 108 main Vishnu temples (Divyadesams). This temple is also called as Thiruvaranga Tirupati, Periyakoil, Bhoologa Vaikundam, Bhogamandabam. The temple has seven enclosures. These enclosures are created by thick and huge parapet walls which run round the sanctum. There are 21 magnificent towers in all enclosures providing a unique sight.

The temple of Sri Ranganathaswami at Srirangam have an significant past of great kingdom and a evolution thousands of years old. The time in power of the Pallavas was marked by the formation of a solid spiritual establishment, for example the support given by the empire appears to have contributed to the growth of Aryan institutions in Southern India.

Places to visit nearby temple

Rock Fort Temple, Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple, Jambukeswarar Temple, Srirangam Melur Ayyanar Temple, Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam, St. Joseph’s Church, Rockfort Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Grand Anaicut – Kallanai, Butter fly park, Kallanai Dam, etc.

Nearest Railway Station: Srirangam Railway Station

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