The Essence of Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam | Incredible India!

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Indian Ancient art still to this day astounds even the modern day builders and artists!. Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam is the largest functioning Hindu temple in the World. Spread over 156 acres, it is also the largest temple in India and one of the largest religious complexes in the world!

The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple or Thiruvarangam is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ranganatha, a form of Lord Vishnu, located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India.

Constructed in the Dravidian architectural style, the temple is glorified by Alvars in their Divya Prabhanda and has the unique distinction of being the foremost among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu.

The temple is situated in Srirangpatna an island being surrounded by the river Cauvery. In this town there are temple of sriranganatha. Sri Lakshinarasimha, Sri Gangadereshwara, Sri Jyothirmaheshwara and other small temples. Among them the main temple is that of Sri Ranganatha.

With having 21 towers and 39 pavilions in Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. At a height of 236 feet, the main gopura of the temple known as Rajagopuram is the second tallest temple tower in Asian continent.

As per the legend, the deity in Ranganathaswamy Temple was worshipped by Lord Rama for a long time and was handed over to King Vibhishana after Rama’s victory over Ravana. On his way back to Lanka, Lord Vishnu appeared before Vibhishana and expressed his desire to stay as Ranganatha in this place.

Temples are not jus a place of worship!

Indian temples are tools for transformation of our being, not just a place where you go to ask god for this and than material you want to gain or mental peace or happiness you want.

Think about it all you want from god is something that you want, for which you are capable of doing and getting, maybe you want god’s grace but that’s another matter. What we want is related to survival for us, and we are completely capable of surviving, god gave us all the tools necessary to survive.

So, the question is why we go to temples? see, a temple is a consecrated space where the energies are made to touch your being and allow you to transform your life.

That’s the essence of every temple built in India.

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