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Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tamil Nadu

The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is popularly known as Tiruvarangam is a very ancient Hindu temple that is largely dedicated to Ranganatha, who is a reclining form of Hindu deity, Lord Vishnu.

This temple is located on an island in Cauvery river, in Srirangam, in the district of Tiruchirapalli, in the state of Tamil Nadu, in south India.

The primary deity of this temple is Ranganthar (Vishnu) and his consortRanganayagi (Lakshmi). The poets associated with this temple are Periyalvar, Aandaal, Kulasekara Alvar, Thirumalisai Alvar, Thondaradippodi Alvar, Thiruppaan Alvar, Thirumangai Alvar, Poigai Alvar, Bhoothathalvar, Peyalvar and Nammalvar who praised the Lord. In this temple, the Lord appeared for Ramanujar.

The important festivals of this temple are Vaikunda Ekadesi, Uriyadi, Jeeyarpuram and all the days of Purnima and Amavasya. The architectural styles of this temple belong to Dravidian architecture and Dravidian style.

This temple is regarded as the first and foremost among the 108 Divya Desams that is largely dedicated to Lord Vishnu. On the other hand, in South India, it is one of the most illustrious Vaishnava temples with rich in legend and ancient and medieval history.

The other shrines in this temple belongs to Vibhishana, Brahma, Hanuman, Garuda etc. the pujas and rituals in this temple are conducted in perfect ancient Hindu tradition and culture with much devotion and dedication.

Devotees from the nook and corner of the world visit this temple because the Lord is known as wish fulfiller among the devotees. A large number of local and foreign tourists also visit this temple throughout the year.

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