Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple - Best Temples In India, Located in Srirangapatna, Tamil Nadu, the southwestern state of India. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is the largest temple in India and the second largest Hindu temple in the world. (Angkor Wat remains the largest Hindu temple in Cambodia.)


 Located in Tamil Nadu, the temple is spread over an area of ​​156 acres and is one of the largest religious complexes in the world. The Ranganathanaswamy temple with 49 pilgrimages is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is so vast that it is like a city in itself. However, the entire temple is not used for religious purpose. Only some parts are used for the temple, rest of the places are used for commercial. The temple was awarded the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation Program in the year 2017.


The temple is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu in Hinduism. Take a minute to see the beautiful carvings at Gopuram, the entrance to the temple. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is surrounded by the Kaveri River which further enhances the beauty of the temple. Devotees here enter the holy temple complex only after taking a dip in the Kaveri River.


The principal deity of this temple is Adi Ranga, or 'Pratham Ranga', an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The statue of Lord Ranganatha appears in a reclining posture above Sheshnag. Ranganathaswamy temple is a living example of a wonderful architecture. This temple comes under the Archaeological Survey of India.


Who built the Sri Ranganathaswamy temple?

Ranganathaswamy Temple was built by Chola ji of Vijayanagara Empire

When was Srirangam temple built?

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is one of the finest Hindu temples. It is a grand and 1000 pillared Vishnu temple. Built of pure granite, the Srirangam temple was constructed during around 1336-1565.

How can I visit Srirangam Temple?

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is about 14 km from Mysore. You can visit the temple by renting your vehicle or cab.

Who is Lord Ranganath?

The main deity of the Ranganathaswamy temple, Sri Ranganatha is a Hindu deity, his wife is the goddess Lakshmi, also known as Ranganayaki. There are more venerated deities in South India.

Is it allow to cameras in Srirangam temple?

Mobile and cameras are allowed at some places inside the temple with a fee.

What is Vishwaroop Seva in Srirangam?

Srirangam temple is known for Vishwaroop seva, quick darshan and worship time. Ranganathaswamy Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu called Ranganatha is located in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India.

Srirangam temple opening hours?

The temple door is open for devotees from 06:00 am to 9:00 pm.

How far is Srirangam from Trichy?

It is 13 km from Trichy to Srirangam Hindu Temple.

How far is Srirangam from Bangalore?

The Srirangam temple is around 337 km from Bangalore.

Why did Lord Vishnu sleep on a snake?

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu is considered the protector of the world. It is usually depicted as resting with Lord Vishnu Mata Lakshmi on the king of snakes called Kalashvarupa Sheshnag.