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About Visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Dedicated to the reclining form of the Hindu deity, Vishnu, the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is known for its Dravidian style of architecture. Rich in legends and history, it is one of the most eminent Vaishnava temples that follows Thenkalai tradition of worship. If you are a follower of the deity, a visit to this temple is a must for you. Situated on an island in Cauvery River, this temple is considered to be the world’s largest functioning temple, for it covers an area of 156 acres with a perimeter of 10,710 feet. Legend has it that Lord Rama, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, had worshipped the idol himself after defeating Ravana. Later, he gifted it to King Vibhishana for the latter’s support in his conquest. So, when Vibhishana was carrying the idol to Sri Lanka via Trichy en route, the deity desired to stay put in Srirangam for he was charmed by the devoutness of the King Dharma Varma. The deity promised Vibhishana that he would eternally cast his benign glance on Sri Lanka.

Historical Context: This temple os deicated to Sri Ranganatha, Form of Lord Vishnu.The 20gopurams dates back to 14th and 17th century.
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