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Thirumalpadi Ranganathar Temple- Thiruvannamalai

Address

Thirumalpadi Ranganathar Temple- Thiruvannamalai

Thirumalpadi Ranganathar,

Thiruvannamalai District,

Tamil Nadu -604501

Mobile: +91 99429 37169 / 98654 54998

Moolavar

Sri Ranganathar                                    

Amman

Sri Ranganayaki

Introduction

Ranganathar Temple is dedicated to God Vishnu located at Thirumalpadi Village in Thiruvannamalai District in Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Ranganathar and Mother is called as Ranganayaki. This Temple is located on top of the Hill. There are about 106 steps to climb and was constructed in the year 1136 A.D.This Temple is located at about 2 Kms South West of Seeyamangalam. Nearest Railway Station is located at Thiruvannamalai and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.

Puranic Significance 

There are inscriptions on the base of the sanctum. From the inscriptions the temple was built during 1136 AD.

The temple on a small hill with 106 steps, facing east side. The 3 tier Rajagopuram is on the south. There is an urchava mandapam on the left side of Rajagopuram.  The mandapam may belong to 16th to 17th century. The pillars has the reliefs of, Krishna, Iyannar, Vinayagar, dancing ladies, Yazhi, clown etc,

The sanctum sanctorum consists of sanctum, antarala, artha mandapam and a maha mandapam. Sri Ranganathar is in reclining posture on Adhiseshan. Thayar’s symbol srivatsam, a triangle is on Sri Ranganathar’s chest. Perumal’s head is resting on a marakal like in Srirangam. While his right hand’s three fingers are touching head, the other two fingers are in folded condition. His face is not looking up but, little inclined towards devotees, i.e. Perumal in blessing posture and this type of sayana is called as boga sayana. Sridevi & Bhudevi are sitting by the side of perumal, Bhaktha Prahalada and Suka Brahma Rishi are in worshiping posture. Urchavaras Perumal with Sridevi, Bhoodevi and Lakshmi are in front of moolavar. Separate sannidhis for Thayar Sri Ranganayaki, Andal, Anjaneyar and Alwars.

Beliefs

Devotees used to pray Perumal to remove marriage obstacles, Child boon, to get a transfer to the people working in Govt. services to a place where they wants, etc, The perumal is also known as Transfer Perumal in tamil 

Festivals

    Chitra Pournami, Garuda seva, Krishna Jayanthi, Karthigai Deepam, Vaikunta ekadasi, Pongal are celebrated.  There is no Vahanas in this temple. Urchavars are taken to veethi uzha during festival days.

References

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2017/02/thirumalpadi-ranganathar-temple.html

Century/Period

1136 A.D.

Nearest Bus Station

Thirumalpadi

Nearest Railway Station

Thiruvannamalai

Nearest Airport

Puducherry

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