Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Parimala Ranganatha Thirukoil- Tiruindalur, Tamil Nadu

Parimala Ranganadhar Koil in  TiruIndalur is  one of the Pancha Ranga Kshetrams( temple) and is an important divyadesam of Vishnu. 
The Utsavar here is known as Sugandha Nathar or  Parimala Nathar and his consort is Parimala Valli
There are seperate shrines for Suganda valli , Andal and Chakrathazhwar.
The pillars here are beautified with images from the epics Ramayana , Krishnavatara and Dashavatara.
This is the place where the Moon was liberated from curse by Lord Srinivsa, and here He is seen near the Lord. The temple sanctum is decked up well and the idol of Ranganathar is of bewitching beauty.

This temple is in Mayiladuthurai and is 35 Kms from Kumbakonam.
Other Pancha Ranga Kshetrams are in 1.SriRangam,2. ThiruKoviladi, 3.TiruKudanthai and 4.Srirangapattinam.


How to reach:  Nearest airport is Trichy and there is a rail station at Mayiladuthurai. 
Many buses ply to this town from various parts of Tamil Nadu.
Accommodation- Good hotels are available in Mayiladuthurai.





48 comments:

Mridula said...

It indeed looks quite bewitching and calm but where are the people? I thought temples are crowded places?

Hummer said...

I love the way they tell stories with statues, and drawings. What a rich heritage.
Thanks again for sharing.

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

Recently I went to Akshardham temple. They also have stories on the pillars- the elephants depicting various stories.
You must see that temple some time. Make a visit to Delhi.

Insignia said...

The carvings on pillars are all beautiful. Each tell a story.

EC said...

The architecture is so beautiful..nice clicks

chitra said...

Mridula,
Crowd is there in only a few temples. Many temples look deserted and are only visited by tourists like us:)

chitra said...

Frances, thanks a lot.

chitra said...

Kiran, I want to visit Delhi as I want to make a trip Varanasi and places nearby.

I have seen Akshardam only in pics. Would love to visit.

chitra said...

Insignia, thanks

chitra said...

EC, Have you visited this temple. Vishnu desams are your specialty!!

Arti said...

Looks fabulous Chitra. The carvings and engravings are majestic, really bewitching as you said. Have a great week:)

chitra said...

Arti, thanks dear.

Anu said...

the temple looks wonderful! had heard about this temple, but couldnt visit it when we visited kumbakonam... wonder when the time will come :)

chitra said...

Anu,
I think there are lot of temples on your wish list. Hope it will realise soon.

KParthasarathi said...

Wow.What a wonderful collection of sculptures with each one outclassing the other.I am beholden to you for enabling me to enjoy these treasures of art and kindling a desire to visit the shrine.Please continue to do the laudable work,Chitra

chitra said...

KP, I am very happy you like the finely crafted interiors of the temple. Your words encourage me a lot.thanks

Martina said...

Looks gorgeous Chitra - am amazed at how many places you're visiting! Hope your day is happy! xx

Babli said...

Thanks for your comment. Lazeez means Delicious.
Wonderful and gorgeous temple. Even the interior is so beautifully crafted that it looks absolutely amazing.

Sridharan said...

Very nice pictures..! Would love to visit to have darshan of the beautiful Ranganatha..!

chitra said...

Thanks Martina, wish you the same.

chitra said...

Yes, you should Sridharan, the idol is really beautiful and the temple is not crowded we can spend as much time as we want there.

chitra said...

Babli, thanks for the clarification.

Asha said...

lovely photos, it looks so realistic!

madhya ranga is at sivanasamudram. adi ranga is srirangapattinam, antya ranga is srirangam. will make a post of it!

Bikramjit said...

Wowo I like the figures engraved inside the walls Beautiful

Bikram's

chitra said...

Asha, Ok.make one and shall read it.
Haven't been to Sivasamudram.

chitra said...

Bkram, Thanks.

....Petty Witter said...

Grief, it seems as if blogger may be up to its old tricks with regards to not being able to leave comments - this is my third time of trying so apologies if you get several comments all appearing later.

What spectacular carvings, all the more beautiful for the story they tell.

A said...

Pictures look much better when you look in Picasa instead of slide show on Blog. Looked at them in full screen mode. Good captures from different angles. :))

sm said...

beautiful carvings

chitra said...

PW, I understand. I am also sad that the list of temples I created for all the posts for the convenience of readers has disappeared. I do not know what is the solution? :(

chitra said...

A, thanks a bunch. I know full screen gives a different effect.

chitra said...

A, After reading the comment I also had a look in picasa -full screen mode. They appear really good.

chitra said...

sm, thanks.

Anya said...

Wow .... it looks fantastic
I would love it to visit your place
(Maybe I will someday :)

chitra said...

Anya,
Hope your dream of visiting our country realises soon.:)

Team G Square said...

Lovely captures and amazing place to visit .

chitra said...

TGS, thanks

Anil P said...

The sculptures on the stone pillars are wonderful to look at. And they shine.

R. Ramesh said...

chitra ji my dear friend how r u?

Sushma Mallya said...

Loved the Photography of the carvings on the pillars Chitra truely amazing:)

chitra said...

Anil, Welcome to my blog. thanks for the comment.

chitra said...

Ramesh,Fine...son is home, hence a little busy.

chitra said...

Sushma,thanks. seems you were away.

Gopalan said...

Lovely pictures! especially the close up ones!

chitra said...

Gopalan, thank you.

sm said...

beautiful slide show

chitra said...

sm, thanks

Anonymous said...

This Puratasi Saturday is a very good day to workship lord Vishnu.