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

Sarangapani temple, Kumbakonam

Sarangapani Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu, located in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu revered in Nalayira Divya Prabandham by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.

 This temple is along Kaveri and is one of the Pancharanga Kshetrams. The temple is believed to be of significant antiquity with contributions at different times from Medieval Cholas, Vijayanagar Empire and Madurai Nayaks

The temple is enshrined within a huge granite wall and the complex contains all the shrines and the water bodies of the temple. The raja gopuram (the main gateway) has eleven tiers and has a height of 173 ft (53 m). The Potramarai tank, the temple tank, is located opposite to the western entrance of the temple.

Sarangapani is believed to have appeared for sage Hemarishi. The temple has six daily rituals at various times from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and twelve yearly festivals on its calendar. The temple chariot festival is the most prominent festival of the temple, celebrated during the Tamil month of Chittirai (March–April). The twin temple chariots are the third-largest in Tamil Nadu, each weighing 300 t (660,000 lb).

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Published by Anita Vij

A caring mother of 2. A loving wife. An aspiring individual who wishes to share her life-long learnings with the rest of the world.

24 thoughts on “10 Famous Temples Dedicated To Lord Vishnu And His Avatars#10

  1. Wonderful and beautiful entrance !! You have let us know not only beautiful temples for their architecture, but also its culture and traditions, by entering the different links. Thank you very much for being our guide on this journey of knowledge. A warm greeting.

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      1. It is excellent to do so. I think it is the best thing to do; Make society have a memory of its own traditions and culture. Otherwise, it would lose its own essence. a cordial greeting

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