Temple Tour in Trichy - Sri Rangam Temple in Trichy
The temple architecture:
The hall supported by 1,000 pillars is the most stunning and awe inspiring. In Tamil language kovil means temple. For many Vaishnavs or followers of Vishnu the word exclusively refers to this particular temple signifying the importance of it to them. The presiding deity, Lord Ranganatha is adulated by the use of various names like ‘Nam Perumal’ and Azhagiya Manavalan’ etc. His consort Ranganayaki is affectionately addressed as ‘Thayar’ or mother.
Apart from the main shrine of Lord Ranganatha there are also other shrines in the temple honouring various incarnations of Vishnu – Sakrathazhvar, Narasimhar, Rama etc. There are also many other shrines dedicated to the great saints of the Vaishnavs including Ramanujacharya. Daily thousands come to offer their worship. The temple is alive with chants and prayers from morning till night everyday.
Festivals of the deities of Ranganatha Temple:
In the temple complex of Ranganathaswamy Temple are celebrated two important festivals – Addi Bharam Mahotsav in Panguni month and Adhyayanotsavam in Margazhi month.
Travel guide to Ranganatha Temple:
Trichy is well linked by air to many cities – Chennai, Bangalore, Madurai, Colombo etc. The airport is 7 km distant from the city. Trichy is a key railway junction of Southeastern Railways. It links important towns and cities of southern India like Chennai, Thanjavur, Madurai, Chidamabaram etc.