Srirangam – Sri Ranganatha Perumal

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Sri Ranganathar in Sri Rangam temple is called Sri Anantha Sayana Perumal in lying position

In Aadhi sehshan in parkadal and blesses with his three wives namely Sridevi, Boodevi and Renganachiyar in the first enclosure of temple Srirangam.

Srirangam temple is covered by 7 enclosures namely:

Thirunazhi Enclosure
Rajamahendra Enclosure
Kulasegaran Enclosure
Aalinadan Enclosure
Agalangan Enclosure
Thiruvikraman Enclosure (Utra Street, in Tamil uthra veedhi)
Kalugaraman Enclosure (Chitra Street, in Tamil chithirai veedi).

Srirangam Temple constitutes of 24 Acres including the 5th enclosure and a total of 156 Acres including the 6th and 7th enclosures. Towards the South direction of the Srirangam temple stands the Rajagopuram (literal:royal tower) which had been started to get constructed by the Nayakar Kings 400 years ago and it was completed in part. The Agobila jeer concerned of Rajagopuram and they built with 236 feet height, 13 tired and 13 Copper buds (kalasam) and carried out the kumbabishekam in year 1987. Srirangam has attained the status of Asia’s first biggest tower.

Srirangam Temple keeps following Sukla yajure vedha inner division Vagineye Ganva for its daily worshipping practise.

Lord Ranganatha graces in a reclining form as He did on the Milk Ocean. Lord Brahmma is not in the naval chord. It is believed that Lord Brahmma worships the Lord just before sunrise each day. Chandra Theertham that cleanses the devotees of His/her sins is within the temple. Lord grants the Muthangi Sevai darshan to devotees for six days after the Vaikunda Ekadasi festival. This is a very famous event in the temple. A priest of the temple threw a stone on Tiruppanazhwar (one of the 12 Vaishnavite saints) Perumal had it on His bleeding forehead and granted salvation to Azhwar in this temple.

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Daughter of a king of Delhi was too devoted to the Lord. To remember her, Lord is dressed with Lungi the Muslim dhoti and Roti is offered as nivedhana on Ekadasi and new moon days. The temple is believed to have come into being from the milk ocean. This is one of the Swayambu Kshetras with Lord facing south. The vimana of the Lord is covered with gold.

Except Madhura Kavi Azhwar, all Vaishnavite saints had sung the glory of the Lord of the temple. Of the 108 Divya desas, Sri Rangam the first and Tiruchirupuliyur the 11th are the only ones facing south.

Srirangam Temple Motcha Ramanujar

 

Srimath Ramanjar lived and worshipped Sriman Naryana at this temple for a very long time.

After the end of his life he attained motcham. His student did mummification of his body with

Ayurveda mooligai in Padmasana position. But mythology states that he arose out of the earth

With no human intervention. Srimath Ramanujar is blessing in a separate sannadhi in third

Enclosure. Thirumanjanam is not performed for him. The holy ceremony of applying saffron with Cinnamomum camphora on the divine corpus of Aacharya Ramanuja is celebrated twice in a year at an appropriate interval, in order to preserve the holy body of Sriramanuja, which is fully immersed in the thoughts of Sri Narayana than nothing else.

Cauvery water Abishegam

In the Tamil month of Aani (month of July) on the day of the star “Keytayam” Srirangam temple Swami Ranganathar will be coated with “herbal fragrance oil”(Thailabisegam), and on the same day 22pots of Holy Cauvery water (Abisegam) will be spilled out on Him. On this day only His golden costumes will be unrobed.

Sriranganathar at Srirangam temple swami will be getting Jostabisegam from the 48th day of Adiperukku urchavam. People celebrate the festival on Aadi 28th or Aadi 18th (in the end of July) at Srirangam Amma mandpam. On that day Swami Ranganathar will give blessing to his devotees and people give saris, kungumam (vermillion powder – a holy thing of Hinduism), Katholai, Karugamani (Pam tree leaf ring for years and black coloured artificial Pearl) as a present to mother Cauvery. These gifts are taken from the temple by the temple elephant called Aandal and then let float on the river Cauvery.

Narasimar in Srirangam temple

Kambar who wrote Ramayana and did arrangetram in Kambar arangetra Mandapam. On his writing about Narasimhar somepeople differed with his opinion and criticized his views. Kambar was frustrated and was stressed. He prayed to Lord Narasimha, and Lord Narasimha appeared on the pillar and roared. Everyone regretted for their criticism. Since Lord Narasimha appeared for his devotee he is called Metalagiya Narasimhar.

Srirangam Temple Amutha Kalasa Garudalvar

Sri Ranganathar rescued back the Vedas after demolishing asuras, asked Garudalwar to keep the Vedas safe in his custody. To execute his masters order he kept the Vedas in a kalasam on his hand. Garudalwar’s statue is made up of salak wood. Pooja is performed with jasmine and turmeric. Garudalvaar relieves those who are suffering from nightmares and hallucinations. Those who are affected by the radiations and the transitions of the planets Uranus and Neptune will be safeguarded by Garudalvaar. Garudalvaar open His wings (whose width and height are immeasurable), covers His devotees and preserves them from all sorts of harmful causes.

Srirangam Temple Thaniya laksmi anna perumal

Thaniya laksmi anna perumal sannidhanam is in the 2nd enclosure, by blessing us with Sri Krishna on Her right hand side and with Narasimar on Her left hand side. It’s an amazing and unique position among the Hindu vaisnava temples.  Thaniya lakshmi shelters those who are affected by the planet Sukran. Those who trust Her, will not feel the pinch of hunger. In Srirangam temple at special poojas silks and white been seed are used. Thaniya laksmi is the direct Avataram of Sri Ranganathar and she looks with thanyam and kalasam. On every bramochavam Sriranganathar gives Thaniyam to Annalakshmi with his wife Ranganachiyar, in order to allay hunger of all the organisms of the universe.

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Srirangam Temple – Three Bramorchavam.

Three Bramotsavams are conducted in a year. Aadhi Bramotsavam is conducted in the month of Panguni , is celebrated by Brahma, and Sri Ranganathar will be giving blessing to devotees with his wife Sri Ranganachyar on uthra natchathiram. Car festival is during the month of Chiththirai

And is called chiththirai festival. Third Bramotsavam is called Boopathi festival in the month of thai. Ramar had celebrated a festival in Ayodhi for remembering Sriranganathar. This festival is called Boopathi festival. The wife of Srirenganathar is also called Boomadevi.

In Tamil ‘Pathi ‘means “Husband” Booma + pathi becomes Boopathi festival.

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Dhoti for Srirangam Temple Garudalvar30 meters

Srirangam temple Garudalvar Sanathi is situated opposite to the Ranganathar Sannathi and it is in the second enclosure of the temple. This Garudalvar is 25 feet in height and he is wearing Asta Nagabaranam . He looks like in the position of worshiping Lord Renganathar, and wearing 30 meters dhoti. Here no abishegam is made to Him. Garudalvar is worshipped by the devotees with Kolukattai on every Thursday. Here Sukrivan and Angathan stand on the left and right sides of Garudalvaar like Thuvarabalaga respectively. Every year Margazhi the days belong to star Thiruvadarai are famous for Garudalvar festivals.

Every year on the day of Karthigai visaga yegathesi at the time of valarpirai (growing moon period) in the night Lord Srirnaganathar keeps wearing 365 different types of blankets until the day dawn.

Srirangam Temple Dhanvandri (God of Medicine)

God of Medicine looks after the health of all the organisms. He has separate sannidhanam (temple) at srirangam temple near Thayar sannadhi. He has Amirtha (the holy liquid for immortal life) kalasam. On his hand millipede is there (the scientific reason beyond this is, Millipede can suck blood. So the God of Medicine has millipede, in order to suck the infected blood of patient) Mahalaxmi devi dwells at his heart. Those who are sick, who cannot be cured even after they have undergone treatment, should trust Him. Castor oil lamp pooja is the famous festival in this Sannithanam at Srirangam temple.

Three thayars (Goddesses) in one place

In the Srirangam temple Boomadevi, Sridevei and Utchava Ranga nachyar dwell in the same sanithanam and it becomes the holiest vaishnava temple in India.

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Srirangam Temple – Some additional information

Srirangam temple Swami Sri Ranganatha is lying in the milk ocean (parkadal) and He blesses all the organisms. It is believed that in the early morning Brama (God of creation) worships Sri Ranganatha.

Srirangam temple Chandar pushkarani (pool) is a remedy offering place for known and unknown committed sins.

As Thiruppanalvaar (who was an affectionate devotee of Sri Renganathar) was injured by a stone, which was thrown on to him by someone; the immediate moment Lord sriranganathar got bleeding on his head.

Daughter of former Delhi Sultan was fall in love with Lord Sri Ranganatha, so that every Yegadesi swami will be wearing Lungi (Islamic cultural dress) to remember the daughter. She possesses a separate temple near Srirenganathar temple and people worship Her. She is called “Thulukka Nachiyar

                                                                             Moolavar : Aranganathar
Urchavar : Namperumal
Amman / Thayar : Ranganayaki
Thala Virutcham : Punnai
Theertham : Chandrapushkarani
Agamam / Pooja : Pancharathram
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Thiruvarankam
City : Srirangam
District : Thiruchirapalli
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