Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, also known as Thiruvaranga Tirupati, is one of the most illustrious Vaishnav  temples in the country, dedicated to Ranganatha, a reclining form of Hindu deity, Bhagwan (God or Lord) Vishnu. Situated in an ethereal setting on the island of Srirangam that is bounded by the two rivers of Cauvery and Kollidam (a tributary of Cauvery), this living temple and sacred centre of pilgrimage is counted as the first and foremost among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Bhagwan Vishnu.

Lord Ranganathaswamy is a self-manifested form of Lord Vishnu who lives in Sri Vaikuntam as per the staunch faith of Sri Vaishnavites. Lord Brahma was worshipping Him for a long time and appointed the sun god, Surya, to continue in his absence. Since then the Sun clan has been worshiping the Lord. Lord Sri Ram who belonged to the Sun clan worshipped the deity and after the war with Ravan, to rescue his wife Sita, in recognition for his loyalty and services Lord Ram presented the idol of the Lord Ranganathar to Vibishana. On his way back to Sri Lanka he placed the idol down to rest and when he tried to lift it up again the idol did not budge. The Lord expressed his desire to stay near the Cauvery River and that he would be facing south, the direction to which Lanka is located.

Temple Timings

The temple is open for worship from 6.15 am to 1.00 pm and between 2.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Dress Code

As the temple is witnessing devotees from across the country and globe round the year, decent dress code without harming the temple custom can be followed.


The temple celebrates Vaikunta Ekathasi during November-December on a massive scale attended by lakhs of devotees from across the country. Lord Vishnu coming out of the Doors for Heaven in a gorgeously decorated form is an awesome sight. Srirangam is a pilgrim destination where you can witness and enjoy festivals throughout the year.