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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam, Tamilnadu

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Write-up on Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple below the following pictures of the temple :

Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple - Indian Panorama
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, TN: pics
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Srirangam High Resolution Stock Photography and  Images - Alamy
Sculpture Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple High Resolution Stock Photography and  Images - Alamy
Hanuman statues in Hindu Temple. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), Tamil Nadu, India
India - Tiruchirappalli - Srirangam - Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple - YouTube
Hindu Srirangam Temple In Trichyindia Stock Photo - Download Image Now -  iStock

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ranganatha, a form of the Supreme God, Maha Vishnu, located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli,  Tamil Nadu, India. 

Constructed in the Dravidian architectural style, the temple is glorified by  Alvars in their Divya Prabhanda and has the unique distinction of being the foremost among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to The Supreme God Vishnu.

It is the most illustrious Vaishnava temples in South India rich in legend and history. The temple has played an important role in Vaishnavism history starting with the 11th-century career of Ramanuja and his predecessors  Nathamuni and Yamunacharya in Srirangam. 

Its location, on an island between the Kollidam and Kaveri rivers, has rendered it vulnerable to flooding as well as the rampaging of invading armies which repeatedly commandeered the site for military encampment. 

The temple was looted and destroyed by the Delhi Sultanate armies in a broad plunder raid on various cities of the Pandyan kingdom in early 14th century.

The temple was rebuilt in late 14th century, the site fortified and expanded with many more Gopurams in the 16th and 17th centuries. 

It was one of the hubs of early Bhakti movement with a devotional singing and dance tradition. Read more about srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in its Wikipedia Page

Srirangam is the foremost of the eight self-manifested shrines (Swayam Vyakta Kshetras) of Lord Vishnu . It is also considered the first, foremost and the most important of the 108 main Vishnu temples (Divyadesams).

This temple is also known as Thiruvaranga Tirupati, Periyakoil, Bhoologa Vaikundam, Bhogamandabam. In the Vaishnava parlance the term “KOIL” signifies this temple only.

The temple is enormous in size. The temple complex is 156 acres in extent. It has seven prakaras or enclosures. These enclosures are formed by thick and huge rampart walls which run round the sanctum.

There are 21 magnificent towers in all prakaras providing a unique sight to any visitor. this temple lies on an islet formed by the twin rivers Cauvery and Coleroon. Read more about Srirangam Temple on its Official Website

A lush green gated community accomodation run by Srirangam temple administration for the pilgrims

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