Sri Ranganayaka Swamy Temple is located at Srirangapur in Wanaparthy District in Telangana State. The history of Sri RanganayakaSwamyTemple dates back to the 18th century A.D.
History of Sri Ranganayaka Swamy Temple
According to our ancient history, Sri Krishnadevaraya, the Vijayanagar ruler, went to Srirangam. He was enthralled by the Sri Ranganayakaswamy Temple at that place. Then, he desired to construct a Ranganayakaswamy temple in his kingdom too. Later, Ranganayaka (Lord Vishnu) appeared in Sri Krishnadevaraya’s dream. Lord Vishnu told the king that his idol is lying in the kingdom itself and an eagle will direct him to that place.
On the next day, Krishnadevaraya followed the eagle’s path and found the Lord’s idol present in between the Kothakota and Kanvayapally mountains. With the idol, the king constructed the SriRanganayakaswamyTemple near RatnaPushkariniLake.
The temple can be considered a classic example of Vijayanagar architecture. Rajas of Wanaparthi Samsthanam have constructed the temple on the bund of Ratna Pushpakarini lake.
Devotees from all over South India visit the destination from various states like Karnataka (Gulbarga, Raichur, and Sindanur, which are border places), Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra. Larger volumes of devotees flood to worship Lord Vishnu in the temple during Navaratrulu.
More than 20,000 devotees visit the temple per day for 9 days during Navaratrulu.
The temple trust celebrates various festivals throughout the year and ‘Kotai Vutsavalu’ is one of them. During the Sankranthi Festival, as many as 5000 tourists flow per day on average. In addition, the temple authority celebrates ‘Rathotsavam’ during the month of March for about 15 days and the flow of tourists to this destination is more than 20,000/day on average.
The flow of tourists is more than 5,000 per day on average during Sravana Masam as the destination is having water body beside the temple where the devotees can take a dip. Moreover, the flow of tourists to the temple is very high for a period of 2-3 months during summer, winter, and vacation holidays to schools & colleges.
Charitable events conducted by Sri Ranganayaka Swamy temple
Presently the temple is under the jurisdiction of Sri Krishnadevaraya Group of Temples managed by Sri J Krishnadeva Rao. The Group of Temples belonging to the jurisdiction is located at Vanaparthy, Peddagudem, Rajanagaram, Kanaipalle, and Kothapeta.
The temple trust performs various charity events every year for the people resting in the village. Every year, the temple trust arranges marriage ceremonies at the temple premises for villagers, who are residing in and surrounding villages/mandals. The trust arranges for about 300 marriages a year. Tonsure ceremonies are also performed at the temple premises and about 1000 ceremonies are conducted per annum on average.
Temple Timings: 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sri Ranganayaka Swamy Temple is located in Srirangapuram Village, Pebbair Mandal, Wanaparthy District, Telangana State-509105
How to reach Sri Ranganayaka Temple
By air: The Shamshabad -Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad is the nearest airport and it is 120 km away.
By train: One can reach the Gadwal station by train which is 40 km away. From the station, you can opt for public transport to reach the temple.
By Road: One may reach the Ranganayaka Swamy Temple either from Pebber or from Wanaparthy. The temple is located about 10 km from Pebber and 25 km from Wanaparthy.
You can also reach Ranganayaka Swamy Temple from Kollapur which is 25 km away. Hyderabad is about 160 kms far from Ranganayaka Swamy Temple. The temple is about 100 kms far from Mahabubnagar town.
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