Parimala Ranganathar Temple, Mayiladuthurai

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Parimala Ranganathar Perumal Temples or Tiruindaloor is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu, located in Thiruvilandur of Mayiladuthurai, a town in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. 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 granite wall and the complex contains all the shrines of the temple. The rajagopuram (the main gateway) has five tiers.Parimala Ranganathar is believed to have appeared for Chandra, the moon god. 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 is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Chartibable Institutions Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The temple is one of the prominent tourist destinations in the district.LegendAccording to Hindu legend, the place is where moon god, Chandra is believed to have been relieved of his curse. Indu means moon and the place Tiruindaloor derives its name from the legend.
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  • Parimala Ranganathar Perumal Temple in Thiruvilandur of Mayiladuthurai town on the banks of the cauvery river is one of the Pancharanga Kshetrams (also a Divya Desams shrine). Here, the the temple...  more »
  • This temple is one of 108 divyadesams and i visited this temple in the month of Nov 18.This temple is very nice temple where we can see the Lord ranganathar in sleeping posture along with Goddess...  more »
  • My most favourite temple. The temple energises and refreshes my mind. Sculptures are mind blowing and each one is a master piece.
  • One of the Pancha Rangam temple. must visit. Most powerful and vibrant holy place also has Kaveri bank and temple pond for punya theertha sthana nearby.
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