Sri Ranganathan Aalayam
reputed ancient Vaishnava kshetra is the contribution of a single devout
Vaishnavate called Asthabhasala Gopala Rao, but later same additions were made
by another philanthropist called Rajarameswara Rao. It is a much-frequented
temple and the miracles of the archamurti lifted many duhkarthis in the past.
mulavirat is in reclining posture, the traditional pattern of all the Ranganatha
icons installed every where in India. The artistry- of the sculptor is of high
order that it wrings veneration at its first sight. The prominent features of
the recumbent Ranganatha are, masterly and proportionately sculptured with
Sridevi and Bhudevi at the feet and Brahma seated on the lotus high above the
navel of the charming icon. There is a seperate mini-shrine for Godadevi
and it is popularly called as Choodikodutha
Natchiar Mandir. The mukhamandap contains high sized images of dwarapalakas
called Chanda Prachandas, lying just at the entrance of the garbhagriha. The
temple facing south contains all other indispensable parts, like dwajasthambha,
pradakshinapatha etc. in addition, two well-built mini-mandirs for Ramanuja and
Perialwar conforming to the established traditions of reputed Vaishnaavalayas.
Moreover, there lie near the dwajasthamba two mandaps for the most-venerable
pravaktas Manavalamuni and Vanamamalaiswamy, the principal regenerators of
Vaishnavism. With all this, thus good old kshetra stands as a good specimen of
Ranganatha kshetra deserving ardent visit for soulful veneration.
regular worship is offered according to Vaikhanasa agama. The annual 13rahmotsav
falls in February and lasts for 15 days and the Andal festival in July luring
lies 5 km of Vanaparthi of Mahaboobnagar district of Andhra Pradesh, commanding