Srirangam Information Temple and Hotel Information
Srirangam is a beautiful island surrounded by river Cauvery and Kollidam (tributary of Cauvery). Its length is about 8 miles and 4 miles in breadth. The population of Srirangam is about 50 thousands. It is 7 km from Trichy junction and it also has a railway station. The island town is surrounded by 7 walls. Sri Renganatha swami temple is one of the famous vaishnavite temples in India. There are 21 gopurams, the rajagopuram (principal tower) is largest gopuram in south India. The 72m high, 13-tiered gopuram (towers) was built in 1987 and dominates the landscape for miles around, while the remaining 20 gopurams were built, between the 14th and 17th centuries.
Srirangam is a holy place. Importantly for vaishnavates, because, their God Vishnu is in the name of “Renganathar” in a sleeping posture (called Anantha sayanam), which could not be seen any where else like this. Srirangam has got importance because of Renganathar temple. The Geographic location of this island between Rivers cauvery and kolidam is also a reason. There is a flower market in this place called as “sathara veedhi” from where flowers and Garlands are exported to various foreign countries.
A Garden which grows mangoes is also here. The name of that is “Thatha Chariyar Gardens”. They export tons of mangoes every year. There are totally five matriculation schools, Three Government aided schools and six primary schools providing an excellent education. This place is famous for Residential apartments. There are more than five hundred apartments in this place. Bus services are available round the clock to reach srirangam. Numerous taverns and inns are here to accommodate large number of tourists. Three art galleries are present where; people forget themselves in the beauty of antiques and crafts.
Srirangam Renganathaswamy Temple
Srirangam temple spreads over an area of about 156 sq. km. It is the world's largest temple complex. Srirangam Sri Renganathaswamy Temple is the first temple in 108 Divya Desams. The temple is enclosed with seven concentric rectangular enclosures. The saptha prakarams represents the seven chakras are nodal energy centres of the human body at the centre of the soul. The 6.4m/21ft statue of Lord Vishnu or ananthashayana reclining on the snake Anantha. Of the seven prakarams, four or located inside the temple the other 3 are Uthra street, Chitra Street and Adayavalanjan Street are outside with houses and shops. Three entrances mark the north, east and south dominated by the 72m/236ft high Raja Gopuram. It is the highest temple tower in the world. The massive complex has 21 gopurams and 53 upasannathis. The fourth prakaram is dominated by the white vellai gopuram in the east. The Sesharayar Mandapam is to the south. The eight monolithic pillars bear the famous sculptures of Warriors astride rearing horses. On either side of this mandapam the 1000 pillared mandapam is seen. This mandapam is surviving with 953 pillars. The Art Museum with old Ivory tusks and antique specimen of Tanjore art is worth a peek. The Karthikai Gopura is in the 3rd enclosure leads to the Garuda Mandapam. It houses an exceptional gigantic statue of Vishnu's mount that leaves one awestruck. The holy tank, Chandra Pushkarni, is to the east. From Southern Aryabhattal in the second enclosure one enters the first enclosure, Rajamahendran prakaram, through Nazhikettan gopura. The Thondaiman mandapam with painted ceiling stands to the north-west and the Arjuna Mandapam and Kili Mandapam in the east.
Sri Jambukeshwara Temple
Sri Jambukeshwara Temple is about 3km north of rock Fort and 1 km from Srirangam, turn right from the Trichy Chennai Trunk road onto Sannathi Street, Opp. Rama Theertham. One of the five pancha sthalas, this is where Lord Shiva is worshiped as the element, water. The story goes that Parvati once mocked Lord Shiva's penance and was sent to Earth to expiate. As instructed, she came to the mystical venn naval tree sprouting from Sage Jambu's head and worshipped Shiva by fashioning a lingam out of the holy waters of the Kaveri. Lord Shiva appeared before her, imparted Shiva gnana (Divine knowledge) and took abode under the white jamun tree. The place was called Jambukeshwaram and the appu (water) lingam, enshrined under the tree, still oozes water. Parvati took lessons from Shiva as a student facing east, so the temple idols are similarly installed and she is hailed as Akhilandeswari or the goddess who gained knowledge of the entire cosmos. Since Lord Shiva acted as her guru, no thiru kalyanam (marriage) is conducted for the deities. The noon puja is not to be missed when the priest dresses up like a woman to worship Lord Jambukeshwara, in a symbolic recreation of goddess Akhilandeswari's puja.
Butterfly Park Srirangam
Butterfly Park is about 5km from Srirangam. It has different varieties of butterflies. This park has beautiful and colorful flowers. Children can enjoy lot in this park. It has seesaw swing etc. are present here for the enjoyment of small children. This park has zodiac signs and the trees. We can enjoy a wonderful fountain here. Butterfly Park has an artificial lake. This lake has ducks and hanging bridges here.
Srirangam schools and Educational Institutions
Srimath Andavan Arts and Science College (Autonomous) is situated in Srirangam. There are numerous public and private schools are available here. Boy's higher secondary school is one of the oldest and famous school. This school was founded in the year 1896. Govt. Girl's higher secondary school is also an important oldest school in Srirangam. Some other important private schools in Srirangam are Kalaivani Matriculation School, Vignesh Renga Matriculation school, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Akilandeswari Vidyalaya, Sree Vaijayanthee Vidyalaya etc.
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