10 Famous Temples Dedicated To Lord Vishnu And His Avatars # 2

Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam

The 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.[4]

 Constructed in the Dravidian architectural style, the temple is glorified by Alvars in their Divya Prabhanda[5] and has the unique distinction of being the foremost among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to The Supreme God Vishnu.

The Place Srirangpatna had the name of the Srirangapuri in the early ages later it got the name of the Srirangapatna. The town is an island being surrounded by the river Cauvery. In this town, there is the temple of Sri Ranganatha. 

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha, Sri Gangadereshwara, Sri Jyothirmaheshwara and other small temples. Among them, the main temple is that of Sri Ranganatha. The inner apartment of Sri Ranganatha temple was built in 817 CE by a lady named Hambi, of the class of dancers in the year 894 CE.

The Srirangam temple is the largest temple compound in India and one of the largest religious complexes in the world.[4][13] Some of these structures have been renovated, expanded and rebuilt over the centuries as a living temples. The latest addition is the outer tower that is approximately 73 metres (240 ft)tall, completed in 1987.[16] Srirangam temple is often listed as one of the largest functioning Hindu temples in the world, the still larger Angkor Wat being the largest existing temple.The temple is an active Hindu house of worship and follows the Thenkalai tradition of Sri Vaishnavism. The annual 21-day festival conducted during the Tamil month of Margazhi (December–January) attracts 1 million visitors. The temple complex has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is in UNESCO’s tentative list.

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