Ranganathaswamy Temple

Ranganathaswamy Temple

  • Trichy
  • Tamil Nadu
  • India

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Ranganathaswamy Temple, Trichy Overview

Ranganathaswamy Temple doesn't require a formal introduction. It is a renowned Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Ranganathaswamy Temple is one of the richest shrines in South India and is known for its amazing architecture. According to the legend, Vibhishana carried the idol of Lord Ranganatha but couldn't lift it up after placing it down. After praying to the Lord, Maha Vishnu appeared in front of him and told him that it was his own wish to stay at this place.


It Is Known For:-
1) Ranganathaswamy Temple is known for its architecture. This shrine stands tall in the Dravidian style of architecture and has 21 gopurams, a hall of 1000 pillars, and several small ponds
2) This temple also enshrines the temples of the other Hindu Gods like Lord Narasimha, Lord Rama, Gopala Krishna, and Dhanvantri
3) The 1000 pillar hall is another amazing section where 100 pillars are located and are carved differently
4) Numerous festivals are celebrated here for a major part of the year. Vaikuntha Ekadasi is a prime festival celebrated here


Best Time To Visit:-
Since Ranganathaswamy Temple celebrates various festivals for a major portion of the year, it can be visited during any time in any month. The best time for paying a visit to this temple is on the occasion of Vaikuntha Ekadasi.


Reaching There:-
Ranganathaswamy Temple is a renowned Hindu shrine in Trichy that draws millions of devotees annually. Due to its location and fame, it has a well-established network of the roadways and railways. The local buses and taxis ply in plenty and can be hired to reach the temple.


Nearest Railway Station- Trichy Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Tiruchirappalli Airport

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