Sarangapani Temple, Kumbakonam

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Sarangapani Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu, located in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu revered in Nalayira Divya Prabandham by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. This temple is along Kaveri and is one of the Pancharanga Kshetrams.The temple is believed to be of significant antiquity with contributions at different times from Medieval Cholas, Vijayanagar Empire and Madurai Nayaks. The temple is enshrined within a huge granite wall and the complex contains all the shrines and the water bodies of the temple. The rajagopuram (the main gateway) has eleven tiers and has a height of 173ft. The Potramarai tank, the temple tank, is located opposite to the western entrance of the temple.Sarangapani is believed to have appeared for sage Hemarishi. The temple has six daily rituals at various times from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and twelve yearly festivals on its calendar. The temple chariot festival is the most prominent festival of the temple, celebrated during the Tamil month of Chittirai (March–April). The twin temple chariots are the third largest in Tamil Nadu, each weighing 300tonnes.
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  • This temple is so big and the temple has rich heritage. Unfortunately, this temple seems to be left unaddressed as we get some foul smell when we enter the temple because of the bats roaming around. B...  more »
  • 01. This temple is one of the Pancharanga Kshetrams 02. This temple is considered third in line to the Srirangam and Tirupathi temples in prominence. 03. This temple has thew tallest gopuram among Kum...  more »
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  • Placed in a remote place, it's better to travel in your own vehicle. No hotels or eateries available. Better to carry your own food. The temple is cleanly maintained. Every board is written only in regional language and doesnt serve people who isn't from that region. Kumbhakonam is very close and gives you ample options of pilgrimage.
  • Huge temple with beautiful sculpture. Very well maintained. Went on a Sunday and there was no rush. Peaceful darshan
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