Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
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Dedicated to Vishnu, the temple of Srirangam's vast complex has seven enclosures formed by huge rampart walls and 21 elaborate towers.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • CK23
    New York City, New York13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most beautiful temples in Tamil Nadu
    This is a beautiful must-see temple. We went on a Monday morning, and it was calm, quiet, and peaceful. It's clean, and well organized compared to some of the other temples we've seen. They don't take away your cell phones, and you are allowed to take photos in most places inside the temple, except where explicitly noted not to take pictures. Tips: 1. Enter through the South tower, and exit through the North tower. We went by car, and our driver dropped us off at the North tower, not knowing it's generally considered the exit, and also because he said that's where he found parking. If going by car/auto etc, it's a good idea to get dropped off at the South tower and get picked up at the North tower. 2. When entering through the South tower, you will get to an Information desk, a little inside the tower, which is I believe part of the Tourism Development Corporation. Ask at this desk for a tour guide. You can specify that the guide needs to speak English/Hindi/French etc. This is better than randomly picking up a guide off the street. We paid around 1000 rupees for the tour (maybe we got soaked and it may be possible to pay a bit less), but felt it was worth it, since we learned a lot of interesting things about the temple. 3. Our guide took us to a roof top viewing point to show us all the different temple towers. Do not skip this bit since the gopurams look magnificent from the roof top. The guides also explain the different options for darshans, which is helpful.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Shiva
    Mumbai, India12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing architecture and vibrations. Dont miss Sri Ramanuja Jeeva samadhi.
    I personally loved great vibes of Sri Ramanuja Jeeva samadhi, it is a wonder. Also Sri Sudarshan chakra deity and Ma deity had such a great vibrations. You need good half day to visit here. Dont miss to meditate here for as long as you can. Overall great Hindu architecture and must visit place when you are alive.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 22, 2023
  • Partha B
    Bengaluru, India15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Diving experience at Ranganathaswamy temple
    Landed in Trichy for a business trip but could not resist to visit Ranganathaswamy temple. It was a splendid experience. We were staying near Trichy Bus stand. We took an auto from the hotel to the temple at around 11 o clock in the morning. Rs 300 was a charge we settled in after bargaining from 400 :-). But the temple was worth the visit. It has multiple Gopurams which is multi coloured and huge. The entire temple street is full of shops and has a traditional old time charm which virtually takes you to the ancient times. The temple is huge and is an architectural marvel with beautifully sculpted pillars (stambhas) and idols. Lord Vishnu is in a lying form in this temple and it is a divine experience to have a darshan.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written January 23, 2024
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KannanVS
Bengaluru, India42 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
A very important temple for all Hindus, especially for Vaishnavites. Devotees throng the temple and it is sad to see how little importance is given to them. The line forms soon after you clear the cursory security check. But for the first 100 ft or so it is a very loose formation till you came to the barriers. There r 3 ticket classes- Rs 250, Rs 50 and free. But for the next half hour everyone is in a common queue. And then the queues separate. I don’t understand why the queues don’t get separated right at the beginning. And after a long wait you finally get into the sannidhi. And the moments of bhakti get thoroughly spoilt by the security guys who keep yelling useless instructions and push you and pull you rudely. You don’t get that moment of peace in your mind when you are in the Lord’s presence! What a travesty of devotion. And every so often the queues are broken by devotees who ‘know’ the right people
Written January 17, 2020
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RoopKarthi
Neyveli, India2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Temple is supposed to be a serene place. It has to give us a peaceful atmosphere. When a devotee comes to a temple they shd hv a pleasant feeling. The temple was actually beautiful and serene and i could not takes my eyes off from every architecture. But the priests and the management staff gave the devotees so much embarrassment. while being in the line to worship and after coming out in the queue, both ways the priests and management staff were literally begging. v cudnt even pray wholeheartedly. i tink atleast 10 people who were coordinating the queue wud ve asd for money. all looked very descent. first tym wen a person asd ma husband gave money tinkin dat its customary. But as the queue passed by every staff strtd askin.. annoying... and outside every temple they had a placard stating non-hindus are not allowed. Twas really embarassing though am a hindu. temples and prayers are only to give a sense of spiritual feeling and follow our ethical values. When the people inside are stooping sooo low by creating a worst atmosphere for devotees, i dunno wat they get with that placard outside. I really liked the temple. a must visit place. it gave so much peace of mind while sitting alone at a corner. but i dnt feel like goin again because of the unethical culture followed in the premises.
Written July 26, 2021
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CK23
New York City, NY13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This is a beautiful must-see temple. We went on a Monday morning, and it was calm, quiet, and peaceful. It's clean, and well organized compared to some of the other temples we've seen. They don't take away your cell phones, and you are allowed to take photos in most places inside the temple, except where explicitly noted not to take pictures.

Tips:

1. Enter through the South tower, and exit through the North tower. We went by car, and our driver dropped us off at the North tower, not knowing it's generally considered the exit, and also because he said that's where he found parking. If going by car/auto etc, it's a good idea to get dropped off at the South tower and get picked up at the North tower.

2. When entering through the South tower, you will get to an Information desk, a little inside the tower, which is I believe part of the Tourism Development Corporation. Ask at this desk for a tour guide. You can specify that the guide needs to speak English/Hindi/French etc. This is better than randomly picking up a guide off the street. We paid around 1000 rupees for the tour (maybe we got soaked and it may be possible to pay a bit less), but felt it was worth it, since we learned a lot of interesting things about the temple.

3. Our guide took us to a roof top viewing point to show us all the different temple towers. Do not skip this bit since the gopurams look magnificent from the roof top. The guides also explain the different options for darshans, which is helpful.
Written August 17, 2023
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HMN19
London, UK178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Even if you don't like temples go and see this one. It is vast as well as having huge religious significance. Trichy is South India's equivalent of the big religious site on the Ganges.
With our guide we were able to go up on a roof for even better views of the complex and some stunning photos. He knew all the best positions for getting them.
It is all so massive it is hard to take in, but look closely and the details are superb too.
Written March 27, 2020
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BharathiMani
Bengaluru, India4,455 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Friends
The Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam is a beautiful temple with gorgeous gopurams and idols. The idol of Garuda and Sr Ranganathaswamy will take your breath away. The while complex in itself is large and stunning.
Do try to reach here before 7:00 am to avoid crowds
Written February 24, 2021
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Shonil_B
Pune, India367 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
This temple is located in the town of srirangam which is different from trichy it is approximately 13 kms from Trichurapally Jn Rly Stn. I am a Theist person but as a tourist from other state, I found some issues with this temple. First point is reaching this temple. There is Ola and Uber service in Trichy but that is just for the namesake. Whenever you book a cab or auto they never come, and then if they come they charge more than what has been mentioned on your mobile. Language is another barrier when you are in Trichy. Once you reach this temple you have a Raja Raja Gopuram at the entrance. this is a very huge gopuram and you feel awesome and proud on seeing that. there is a viewing gallery in the premises which is open only from morning 7:00 till evening 5. You need to wear full pants or a dhoti when you are in the temple premises (I respect these rules). One more thing that struck me badly when I was roaming around in the temple premises is that wherever money is involved it is mentioned in English, Hundi boards are in English, Express Darshan ticket board is in English whereas all other instructions information boards are in Tamil. So they expect tourists should come here only to pay donation to the temple.
Anyways, there is an express darshan queue which can be easily found and can have quick darshan. It tok 45 mins for me in that queue at evening 7:30 pm. The idol of God is a very beautiful and rare in sleeping on one side posture. Ensure you watch everything from head to toe. The temple has various artistic designs and carvings on the pillars and ceiling which are worth the visit. Time spent is approx. 2 hours excluding darshan queue. Shoe stand and cloak room available outside the Gopuram.
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Written December 27, 2023
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Arvind A
Bengaluru, India23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Business
Very well organised. Neat and clean. Buggy facility available for senior citizens. When not very crowded 50 rupees Darshan Wil give u a quick and easy Darshan. Various types of Prasad are available. Depending on how much you want to walk, you can select the right entry.
Written February 21, 2020
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Lakshmi
Chennai (Madras), India2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The infrastructure of Srirangam temple is good. Well maintained, clean and neat.
However, the attitude of priests need to change. They are very arrogant and harsh to the devotees. They talk whatever comes to their mind. Management needs to improve in allowing the devotees to the main deity without waiting in queue. They unnecessarily make the devotees to wait for 3 to 4 hours. Too much waiting time to go the main garbagraha. Some of the devotees felt giddy while waiting in the queue.
Written March 15, 2022
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Partha B
Bengaluru, India15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
Landed in Trichy for a business trip but could not resist to visit Ranganathaswamy temple. It was a splendid experience. We were staying near Trichy Bus stand. We took an auto from the hotel to the temple at around 11 o clock in the morning. Rs 300 was a charge we settled in after bargaining from 400 :-). But the temple was worth the visit. It has multiple Gopurams which is multi coloured and huge. The entire temple street is full of shops and has a traditional old time charm which virtually takes you to the ancient times. The temple is huge and is an architectural marvel with beautifully sculpted pillars (stambhas) and idols. Lord Vishnu is in a lying form in this temple and it is a divine experience to have a darshan.
Written January 24, 2024
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Smita
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Exquisite temple. The area is vast, there are many temples inside the compound and will take time to cover. Better to do this during the cooler parts of the day. Be prepared to walk and spend some time here as there is a lot to visit within the same complex. Queues for free darshan can get long depending on the day/time.
Written March 19, 2023
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