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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  • A temple for lord Vishnu at the heart of Kumbakonam. Parking is an issue. Otherwise a God temple in the temple city.  more »
  • Walked from kasi viswanathar temple to here. Gopuram was very big and stood apart from all the other temples I visited there. The procedure is to visit Lakshmi and then the lord sarangapani. I almost....  more »
  • 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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