Sarangapani Temple
Sarangapani Temple
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Prabhudoss R
Tiruchirappalli, India85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Sarangapani temple is one of the divine temple for Lord Vishnu who is with the name of Lord Sarangapani. Situated in the heart of the city hence very little place for car parking. Auto rickshaw can be the mode of travel .
Written November 2, 2020
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BharathiMani
Bengaluru, India4,452 contributions
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Dec 2022 • Couples
Feeling truly blessed to have seen this temple. I had a wonderful darshanam of Lord Vishnu in the Anantha Shayanam pose. No pictures inside the temple
The main temple is in the form of a chariot. You need to pray to Goddess Lakshmi before Lord Vishnu.
It's an ancient, large temple.
Written December 10, 2022
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ambatipudism
pune81 contributions
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Jan 2018 • Family
Sarangapani temple is third in order in the 108 Divya Desa kshetrams (Sacrosanct) as per Sri Vaishnava Sampradayam.
The first one is Srirangam Temple, second is the Tirumala Tirupati and the third one is the Sarangapani temple.
It is one amongst the Pancha (Five) Ranganatha Temples in Tamilnadu.
Built in the 6th century by the eariest Chola kings, the temple has many ancient, medieval and modern incidents which glorify the deities.
The entrance to the main temple is through the Maharaja Gipuram. This has 11 stories and majestically stands with a height of 53 meters.
In the medieval times, the VijayanagaraKings followed by the Nayaka Kings had renovated and built four more gopurams (towers) also.
These are smaller in height.
The main raja gopuram has many carvings and depictions of Visnhnu incarnations, stories from Mahabharata and Ramayana.
Sarangapani in Sanskrit means the person carrying a bow in the arm.
From a far off place and outside, one could easily visualize a chariot in the middle of the raja gopuram.
Details of the Deities and Temple (Sthala Puranam): Thousands of years back, Sage Hemarshi worshipped Goddess Mahalakshmi and sought her to bless him as daughter.
Mahalakshmi came out of a Lotus Flower in the tank adjacent to the temple. Sage Hemarshi gave her the name ‘Komalavalli’ .
Lord Vishnu left his heavenly abode and came down to Kumbhakonam for marrying Komalavalli who is the incarnation of Mahalakshmi.
On the way, he stopped at nearby Nageshwara temple for a brief while and travelled to Hemarhsi’s place in a chariot and with a bow in his hand.
After the marriage, Maha Vishnu settles down at the same place and the presiding deity is known as Sarangapani.
As Sarangapani settled down in In-laws place, he is also worshipped as ‘Vittodu Maappillai” (a form of adopted son in law) with affection and devotion.
Before marriage, he played and hide and seek with Komalavalli as Padala (Hiding) Srinivas.
As he is in the In laws house, the procedure is to first see the Padala Srinivas. Then perform Cow Puja before seeking the blessings of Komalavalli.
After this, the worshippers seek visit Sarangapani and have the darsanam.
The garbhagriha (main temple) is built on a mantapam with magnificently carved pillars (12 in number). As Sarangapani came in a chariot for the marriage, the main temple also rests on a intricately carved chariot being pulled by elephants and horses. The wheels are so intricately carved and even the carter pin holding the wheel is perfectly chiselled out. For that matter, allthe stone carvings are extraordinary. In the first month Chaitra of every year, chariot festival for Sarangapani and Komalavalli are being conducted. Each chariot weighs about 300 tons.
Several stories are entwined with the temple through ages. The temple has a distinct place in the Divya Prabandhams (sacred literature) written by Alwars in chaste Tamil. The writings date back to thousands of years and the poetry is astonishing.
A must visit Temple for divine blessings.

A.S.Murthy
Written February 20, 2018
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KASI VENKOBA RAO
Hyderabad, India1,653 contributions
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Sep 2016 • Friends
Sarangapani Temple is located in Kumbakonam. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is one of the 108 Divya Desam temples of Vishnu referred in Divya Prabandham.

This temple is one of the Pancharanga Kshetrams. This is a group of five sacred Hindu temples, dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, another form of the God Vishnu, on the banks of the Kaveri River.

The Pancharanga Kshethrams are.
1.Sarangapani Temple, 2.Chakrapani Temple. 3.Ramaswamy Temple.
4.Rajagopalaswamy Temple. 5.Varahaperumal Temple.

We visited this temple on 24th September 2016 as a part of our visit to temples at Kumbakonam. Sarangapani means one who has the bow in his hand. Sarangapani is the largest Vishnu temple in Kumbakonam. The main shrine of the temple is very attractive with His Head resting on his right hand.

It is my interest to know the details of the temple, its importance and history. Hence I make several enquiries with the local people and temple authorities to extract the maximum information . I try to give as much as I get for the benefit of my readers and for those who plan to visit these temples.

The Rajagopuram or the main gateway has a height of 173 ft and has eleven tiers. This is the tallest tower in the Town.

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Written December 3, 2016
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Nitin B
Noida, India93 contributions
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Jun 2015 • Couples
Lord Vishnu/ Sarangpani diety resides here in this temple in the heart of the city. On the entrance of this temple you can offer green leaves to cows and buy Tulsi(Basil leaves) for Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu will simply spell-bound you in first Darshan only.
The temple architect is marvelous and under renovation at the moment.
Written July 2, 2015
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Vikas Tripathi
Bengaluru, India368 contributions
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Jan 2013 • Family
The temple has one of the most beautiful statues of Lord Vishnu reclining on a Seshnaag in black stone. The priest shows the statue in the pale light of the lamp, and the lord shines in it.
Written January 18, 2013
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Pramod KS
Eindhoven, The Netherlands1,348 contributions
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Sep 2016 • Family
We were visiting Sarangapani temple as a part of our great temple tour this year. The place is stunning, the temple is huge and it is dedicated to lord vishnu. The main deity is in the form of Anantha Shayana which is sleeping pose on Adisesha panchamukha Nag. The above inner deity is a bit difficult to see because of poor lighting but it is possible. The temple closes in the afternoon till 5 and open till 8, sometimes till 9. Good temple to visit when in Kumbakonam.
Written September 4, 2016
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Anish S
Kuwait71 contributions
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Jun 2019 • Family
The place is more of an heritage site than a temple . Huge structures of rock have used in temple . The construction is amazing considering that thousands of years back how they would have managed to move the huge rocks without any machinery support.
Written July 8, 2019
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chitharanjanl
Chennai (Madras), India107 contributions
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May 2018 • Couples
Temple is located in a busy market place and no parking available. Has a big prahara and difficult walking in the afternoon due to heat. Entrance to the perumal sannidhi is at the back side and worshipping Lord Vishnu is a divine experience. With the thayar sannidhi nearby.
Written May 25, 2018
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lavatea
Pune95 contributions
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Apr 2018 • Solo
Its one of the best Vishnu temples I have seen. And very popular, so expect slightly longer queues.
Darshan starts with Goddess Komalavalli and then Lord Vishu as Sarangapani in a sleeping posture. The sight is divine.
Written April 15, 2018
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