Ranganathaswamy Temple Nellore :
The Nellore Ranganathaswamy Temple, Andhra Pradesh, India is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Ranganatha, Lord Vishnu’s sleeping form. This temple is one of the oldest temples in Nellore, also called the Talpagiri Ranganathaswamy temple or the Ranganayaka Swamy Temple.
Ranganayaka Swamy Temple Nellore History:
Sri Ranganatha swamy Temple was founded in the 7th century by kings of Pallava. King Raja Mahendra Varma later created the temple in the 12th century. It is situated on the banks of the river Penna . A huge tower, called Gaaligopuram, which literally means “wind tower” is just before the primary door to the temple.
This tower is about 70 feet high and is surrounded by 10 feet of gold-plated ships, called kalashams. A grand festival is held each year during the month of March – April (which varies according to the Indian calendar). These are known as Brahmotsavam.
On sanctum sanctorum walls are displayed Sri Vishnu Sahasranamavali or the 1,000 distinct names of Lord Vishnu. Devotees are chanting Sri Vishnu Sahasranamavali while doing the temple parikrama. Lord Ranganathaswamy’s idol is seen in Anantha’s reclining posture.
The Ranganayaka Swamy Temple also has a mirror house that is the devotees ‘ main attraction. There is a distinct Goddess Rajya Lakshmi Devi shrine facing south of Goddess Andal Ammavari’s primary temple and shrine facing north.
Ranganathaswamy Temple Nellore Timings:
ranganathaswamy temple timings are
Morning: 6.00am to 12.00pm
Evening: 4.30pm to 9.00pm
Ranganathaswamy Temple Nellore Legend:
According to the legend, Lord Vishnu and his wife Goddess Sridevi chose to visit Bhoo-Loka. He told Adisesha to be the place to remain at Bhoo -Loka as Lord’s residence. According to the Lord’s order, at this location, Adisesha took the form of a hill. The location is therefore known as the Kshethra Talpagiri.
Ranganathaswamy Temple Nellore Brahmotsavam:
A grand festival is held each year during the month of March – April (which varies according to the Indian calendar). These are known as Brahmotsavam.
Ranganathaswamy Temple Nellore Address:
Ranganayakula Pet Road, Ranganaykulapet, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh 524001