Sri Ranganathaswami Temple, Nellore
Location: One of the oldest historical Hindu temples popularly known as ‘Sri Ranganathaswami Temple’ is built in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, South India.
Another renowned name of the shrine: Talpagiri Ranganathaswami temple or Ranganayakulu
Nearby river: Penna River
Historical Foundation era: 12th century
Prime deity: Lord Ranganatha (the deity Vishnu in resting posture)
Famous occasion to visit the Shrine: Thousands of devotees hover at this sacred shrine every year in the month of March-April for celebrating the grand festive occasion of ‘Brahmotsavam’.
Description of the temple:
- Gaaligopuram (or wind tower): This oldest heritage bonded with the religious sentiments of Hindus has a gigantic pillar called ‘Gaaligopuram’ which is standing as a lighthouse that appears showing the path of entrance to this sacred shrine. It is also termed as ‘wind tower’.
- Height of the Pillar: 70 feet high
- Kalisams: The top of the temple has gold leafed vessels which are 10 feet high.