Monday, May 21, 2012

Srirangam, City of Festivals

Srirangam is an island located just 7 kms away from Tiruchirappalli. It is surrounded by river waters in all the sides. If one side has River Kaveri, then on the other sides are its tributary the River Kollidam. It is a 600-acre island-town enclosed within the seven walls of the massive Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple.

The civilization here is thousands years old and the place was under the reign of the Pallavas and they gave lot of importance to the culture. Then the place further flourished under the reign of Cholas and Pandyas.

Srirangam is famous for the largest temple complex, the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. The boundary of the city and that of temple are same. As there are celebration in the temple through out the year here it is also known as 'City of Festivals'.

58 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lovely shots of the temple, Rajesh! Have a great week!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

The colours in the temples are amazing. They must be something to see in person. Valerie

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R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful place. Would love to visit this some day. Nice captures.

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Kim, USA said...

I love the blue color edge on the building made me wonder. ^_^

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Rizalenio said...

Breathtaking sceneries and temples as always. Very interesting to look at esp those sculptures on those posts.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

beautiful pictures...

Vineeta Yashswi said...

beautiful pictures...

Jeevan said...

I had been to Srirangam and around the temple lately. That's amazing shot on the island, river and temple tower!

Lowell said...

There is probably no separation of church and state in that city? ;-)

Amazing and marvelous!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful temple and such exquisite carvings! Wonderful look at your world, Rajesh!

Gary said...

Stunning!! Nothing here is beyond 300 years old. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

shutterbuggbitten said...

This looks like a beautiful city!

ladyfi said...

So complex and beautiful!

Suzy said...

What a colorful temple....must be quite a sight to see!

Carver said...

Very beautiful place and interesting post.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The temple is its own city! Wow - I love the blue in the intricate columns. Beautiful.

magiceye said...

amazing place

Magia da Inês said...

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lotusleaf said...

Unusual photos!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very pretty scenes~

Ash said...

Spectacular architecture!

anney said...

That's a beautiful temple!

Unseen Bharat said...

Hi Rajesh Bhai !!

This is Bharat from Unseen Rajasthan , i am Unseen India now !! :)

Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos!!

jewaicious said...

What beautiful captures of architecture and details.

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful pics, as always.

mrsnesbitt said...

I love the lessons we share each ABC Wednesday - here the culture and architecture are simply stunning! Awesome infact - thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Denise ABC Team

Al said...

That looks amazing. I've always wanted to live near a river.

photowannabe said...

Your scenery and information is always interesting and fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

ewok1993 said...

someday i hope to see the temples you feature here.

Roger Owen Green said...

SUCH detail
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Ann said...

It certainly took a fine skill to create those intricate columns.
Ann

Hazel said...

Celebrations throughout the year sounds like you'll never be bored.

Hazel said...

Celebrations throughout the year sound like you'll never be bored.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I hope to see Srirangam for myself some day, but in the mean time, I loved learning about its magnificence through your amazing blog.

Pietro said...

A wonderful temple indeed, amazing decorations and colors.

Aarti said...

It was overwhelming for me [the 1st time i visited was 2yrs ago] and on the other hand the crowd was a put off...

21 gopurams right? amazing architecture though

George said...

The carvings on the temple are amazingly beautiful. An island city would be fascinating to visit.

chubskulit said...

Stunning!

Joy said...

It must make it a pleasant city to be surrounded by water. Beautiful carvings.

Andy David said...

My friend,
Like everyone else has said...the pictures are amazing. Would love to visit. Great post today!!!

MoM from Manila said...

marvelous images of the temple...hope one day I get to visit such places..

Eden said...

Impressive temple. Beautiful photos.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this island temple city.

Liza said...

Amazing architecture.

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chubskulit said...

Another fantastic structure.

wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful temple :-) beautiful pictures :-) Dropping by from RT2

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mysay.in said...

absolute beauty !! amazing !!

Bushra said...

Very spectacular captures!

D.Nambiar said...

An island town with the walls of a temple -- Interesting place!

Nice to know about it. :)

Panchali said...

Beautiful city with grand architecture! Great shots, Rajesh. Thanks for sharing :)

Debopam said...

Looks a nice place..........

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Vinay Prajapati said...

beautifully versed...

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

lovely shots

Amit Pithadia said...

Classic pics...

ajeethboaz said...

Nice shots...

Ranjana's craft blog said...

I have visited this temple.The photos here brought back the memories.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this island temple city.