Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Dr MPG Kurup
Dr MPG Kurup

Dr. Kurup worked with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) of India from 1969 to 1993 serving as a member of the of the Board and Executive Director of NDDB from 1991-1993. As an International Consultant on Livestock and Dairying since 1993 he has worked countries across the world in Asia, Europe,North and America.
He is currently based in Toronto.

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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Located in Srirangam , Thiruchirapally District , Tamil Nadu

Legend : Built by a lady called Hampi , in 817 – 894 AD : Historically , the first main structure was built by Chola King Dharma Varman in 8th Century AD ! But floods in Kavery destroyed that and was rebuilt by Choka King Killivalavan .

The Temple was under Cholas till 13 th century , then Pandians and finally Vijayanagara Empire by the 13th century . The present Temple Complex was built under the Vijayanagara Empire .Temple site is an island in River Kavery , with Kolli Dam on one side.

A most sacred Vaishnavite temple with Lord Maha Vishnu as the Presiding Deity. There are some 50 shrines inside for different deities in the Hindu Pantheon , 7 holy Theerthas (pools) , 21 Gopurams and consecrated gateways ! The Raja Temple is the tallest gopuram in Asia : 237 ft.

Ranganathaswamy Temple is the largest functional Hindu Temple in the world : Angkor Wat Temple , Combodia is much larger , but is now only a monument , not a functional temple) : Srirangam Temple : area is 155 acres , perimeter wall is 4 km long !

The Ranganathaswamy Temple , Srirangam , Thiruchirapalli , Tamil Nadu is now UNESCO world heritage centre and attracts over a million tourists , global as well as domestic .In addition thousands of Devotees from all over the country.

Source : Text and Pictures. : Google / Wikipedia


किसकी चली है जो मेरी चलेगी ! आज अनायास ही एक बृद्ध महिला मिल गई। पहले न कभी देखा, मिलने की बात तो बहुत दूर। बस गुजर रहा था, और सामने खड़ी दिख गई। बिलकुल सफेद बाल। एक भी दांत नही। पोपला चेहरा। बस देखते ही बोलने लगीं.. मै हरिद्वार मे जहाँ रहता हूं, उसके … More

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