Adhirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple - Villupuram
Adhirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple or Ranganatha Perumal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu in Tamil Nadu. This temple is located at Adithiruvarangam in Sankarapuram taluk, Tamil Nadu. The main attraction of Adhirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple is its Dravidian style architecture. The temple has a plain rajagopuram surrounded by high granite walls. The temple covers an area of 2 acres (8,100 m2) and has two precincts. The presiding deity, Ranganatha Perumal, has a beautiful image, 29 feet (8.8 m) high, made of mooligai silai who appears in a sleeping position. Adisesha, the five-headed serpent, serves as an umbrella of the presiding deity. A statue of Sridevi remains near the head of the temple and a statue of Bhudevi is located near the foot. Alvars' image was placed in the preceding hall of the sanctum. This temple celebrates various famous festival related to Lord Vishnu like Vaikunda Ekadashi, Krishna Jeyanthi, Ramanavami and Adi Pooram.
History of Adhirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple
According to legend, the moon god - Chandra lost all his light due to a curse. All the celestial deities suggested him to worship Vishnu by building a holy tank for him in this place. So Chandarn built a tank called as Chandra Pushkarani, and worshiped Ranganatha with holy water, believing that his curse had been lifted. It is believed that Vishnu, pleased with their devotion, appeared in the form of Rangantha and was given permanent darshan in this place.
Speciality of Adhirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple
The Adhirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple is very famous because, it is classified as one of the 108 Abhimana Kshethram of Vaishnavate tradition.
Visiting time – 6.00 AM -8.00 PM
It is suggested to dress modestly. Ladies are suggested to wear only sarees, chudidhar, and Kurtis. For Men Dhotis, shirt are preferred and trousers and short dresses should be avoided.
How to reach Adhirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple ?
By Air – Pondicherry airport is the nearest to reach Adhirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple covering 97 km.
By Train – Chinna Salem railway station is the nearest junction to reach Adhirangam Ranganathaswamy covering 60 km.
By Road - All road ways in Tamil Nadu are well- connected to reach Villupuram through NH 45, NH208, NH79, NH136, NH32, NH532 and NH234
How many avatars did Lord Vishnu take?
Lord Vishnu took 10 Avatars
2. What are the three important Ranganathaswamy temple?
Aadhi Ranga Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangapatna, Madhya Ranga in Shivanasamudra and Anthya Ranga is the famous Ranganatha Swamy Temple in Srirangam are the three important Ranganathaswamy Temple.
3. Can devotees conduct marriage in Adhirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple?
Yes, devotees can conduct marriage in Adhirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple with prior registrations in the temple
4. Can baby tonsure be done in Adhirangam Ranganathaswamy temple?
Yes, baby tonsure are done in Adhirangam Ranganathaswamy temple.
5. Are bus facilities available to reach the temple?
Yes town bus facilities are available to reach Adhirangam Ranganathaswamy temple