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TALPAGIRI SRI RANGANATHASWAMY TEMPLE

Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

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God

Sri Ranganatha Swamy is the main deity of this temple who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, facing West direction. The Idol of The Lord Ranganatha inside the Sanctum Sanctorium is in reclining position on Adisesha of 10 feet long. In right hand there is a chakra and left hand there is a shankam. At the Lord’s feet 26-inch high deities of Sridevi and Bhudevi.

Goddess

There is a Four-handed idol of Goddess Sridevi called Ranganayaka Devi in seated position. Ranganayaka Devi is a wife of Ranganatha Swamy.

Interesting Facts

  • Talpagiri Sri Ranganathaswamy temple is located on the banks of the Penna River.
  • ‘Sri Vishnu Sahasra Namavali’ (1000 different names of Lord Vishnu) are penned on the walls of Sanctum.
  • One of the interesting things about the temple is that the idols faces West towards the River Penna, unlike most temples where the deity faces towards the East.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit this temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are October to March.

Weather

Highest - April to June (38 °C during day and 22°C during night)Average - May (33.7 °C during the day and 25 °C during night)Lowest - October to February (26 °C during day and 17 °C during night)Monsoon season - June to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smo​king is strictly prohibited inside the Temple Premises.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Nellore APSRTC Bus Station
4 KM 0861-2372002
Nellore Railway Station
1 KM 0861 2336263
Tirupati International Airport
132 KM 0877-2275354

Architecture

The name “Talpagiri” comes from the legend, which says that Adisesha took the form of a hill here, when Lord Sri Maha Vishnu came down to Earth and rested here. “Talpa” refers to the bed of the Adisesha serpent in which Lord Maha Vishnu stands out. So, temple name as Talpagiri Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple or Uttara Srirangam. Temple faces East direction and was built in Dravidian style of architecture.

The main entrance of the Gopuram is Seven tired and is 70 feet high, covered with hundreds of forms of Lord Vishnu and has seven gold plated kalasas on top of it. The Galigopuram was constructed by a Brahmin Sirastadar of a local court in the British regime by name Late Sri Yeragudipati Venkatachalam Pantulu. A Dhwajastambham stands in the temple courtyard.

Old inscriptions in Tamil refer to the temple as Tirupparkadal (sea of milk). Addalamandapam (mirror hall) presents the most picturesque sight with its high-definition of mirrors. The hall is decorated with costly Belgian mirrors. Hundreds of images of the deity are reflected in them when the idols are placed on an elevated seat in the middle of the hall on special days. It is an exquisite and breathtaking view. Devotees also love the painting of Lord Krishna on the ceiling of the mandapam. If eight people stand at the eight corners of the mandapam and look at the painting, each one can feel the Lord’s eyes on him or her. There are marvellous Tanjore style paintings of the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu in the hall. The gold border to the paintings shine when light falls on them. The mandapam was built by a staunch devotee of the Lord, Muppirala Chinna Narasimha Charyulu, during the beginning of this century.

Religious Significance

As per the Legend, Lord Vishnu wanted to visit bhooloka along with his consort Sridevi. He said Adisesha to be the place as a Lords residence to stay at bhooloka obeying the order of the lord. Lord came down to Earth and rested here. Temple was built by Pallava rulers in 7th and 8th Centuries A.D. This temple was later developed by the King Raja Mahendra Varma in 12th Century A.D.

History

We can observe contributions of Simhapuri kings in the inscriptions. Sage Kashyapa on his pilgrim’s journey to varied sacred places reached this place and performed Poundarika Yaga and on the day of Eka Dasi. It is quoted in ‘Aranya Kanda’ of the epic Ramayana. The Lord Rama visited this place as part of his journey. The second among the ‘Kavi Trayam’ (Trinity of Poets), Tikkana Somayaji translated the final 15 chapters of the epic Mahabharath into Telugu in this Temple.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 12:00 PM 02:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Sevas

Suprabhata Seva
All Days
06:00 - 06:30
30 Mins
Arjitha Seva
All Days
08:30 - 11:30
3 Hrs 30 Mins
Madhyahna Nivedana
All Days
11:30 - 12:00
30 Mins
Arjitha Seva
All Days
16:30 - 19:00
2 Hrs 30 Mins
Thomala Seva, Nivedana
All Days
19:00 - 19:45
45 Mins
Pavalimpu Seva
All Days
20:45 - 21:00
15 Mins
Nithya Kalyanam
All Days
17:00 - 18:00
1 Hr 15 Mins
750.00/ Person
Abhishekam / Thirumanjanam
All Days
07:00 - 08:00
1 Hr 15 Mins
116.00/ Person
Saswata Kalyanam
All Days
16:00 - 17:00
1 Hr 15 Mins
7500.00/ Person

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Airports

Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
MGBS 35 KM
CBS 28 KM
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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TALPAGIRI SRI RANGANATHASWAMY TEMPLE

Sri Kalahasti, Andhra Pradesh, India

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