April 3, 2011

Chennai Sowcarpet Ranganathar Temple

Chennai, one of the most important cities of South India, has too many Hindu temples. Some of them are very ancient. In Sowcarpet area, where North Indians are densely populated, there are few old temples which are very popular among Chennai citizens. Ranganath temple in Mulla Sahib Street in Sowcarpet area is one such old and popular temple of Chennai city.

Ranganathar temple located in Mulla Sahib street of Sowcarpet area is around 500 years old. RanganathMahaVishnu in the reclining posture along with Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi is the presiding deity of the temple. The Goddess of the temple, Ranganayaki is found in a separate shrine.
The temple also has shrines and idols of AndalHanumanGarud, Rama-Lakshman-Sita, Yoga Narasimha,VaradarajarSrinivasa and Kannan (Krishna).

Happy travelling.

Fast Facts:
Site Name: Ranganathar Temple
Site Type: Hindu Temple
Location:  Mulla Saheb Street, Sowcarpet, Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India 
Highlights: An old temple of Vishnu in Chennai

Nearest Railway Station: Chennai - well connected from the cities/towns all over India

Nearest Airport: Chennai has both national and international airports
How to reach: Better to avoid four wheeler; the area is congested; try local train and then either cycle/auto rickshaw; various local railway stations such as Park, Beach, Fort and Central railway station are located nearby
Hotel: Many star hotels, luxury hotels/resorts, and budget hotels are available in Chennai
Restaurants: All options - vegetarian, non-vegetarian, Chinese, South Indian, Gujarati, North Indian, Punjabi,....- you can find everything in Chennai city

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