Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tiruchirappalli

A monumental Hindu shrine dominating the Srirangam skyline Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is dedicated to an incarnation of Vishnu. Constructed in the ornately decorated Dravidian architecture, the temple remains one of the most significant shrines devoted to the Supreme God. Take your time to explore the seven prakharas, stretched out gloriously over 63.1 hectares (156 acres) and containing 21 magnificent towers. A bustling, colorful hub, the temple hosts festivals for almost 250 days of the calendar year, and as one of the largest religious complexes in the world, the site attracts pilgrims from across the globe. For Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and beyond, use our Tiruchirappalli road trip planning tool to get the most from your Tiruchirappalli vacation.
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  • This temple was dedicated to Visnu, it can be found through several very ornate gates. In the courtyard of the church there is a very interesting carriage with an octagonal, peaked superstructure, used during festivals, just as Catholics carry the sacrament in the procession. There are also many shops in the courtyard of the church, where believers can buy graces, but of course they also think of tourists. Luckily, we could go up to the top of a side sanctuary, from there we could see the whole complex very nicely. It has several buildings of different styles, e.g. the gates are colorful, but there is also a snow-white church and there are uncolored carved sculptures.
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  • Interesting temple and even more interesting architecture - well planned. However beware of people asking for money for special blessings or performing special pooja(prayers ) for you.  more »
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