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Ranganathaswamy temple,Bangalore

Shantakaram Bhujaga Shayanam;Padmanabham Suresham Vishwadharam Gagana Sadrisham;Megha Varnam Shubhangam Lakshmi Kaantham Kamalanayanam;Yogi Hrudyaana Gamyam Vande Vishnum Bhava Bhaya Haram ; Sarva Lokaika Natham

"Ranganathaswamy Temple" is an ancient and famous Hindu Vaikhanasa temple in Bangalore, India, dating back to the 16th century C.E dedicated to Lord Ranganathaswamy.The temple is built in the Vijayanagara style of architecture and has beautifully carved granite pillars reminiscent of Hoysala influence. The sanctum sanctorum which houses the Bhakthi and Shraddha Inspiring idol of the Lord, Sri Ranganatha Swamy ,and his consorts{spouses} Sri Bhudevi and Neela Devi in the main temple complex of Tirumala.

The temple is located in the Chikkapete (Chickpet) area of central Bangalore on Rangaswamy Temple Street. The road is named after the famous Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple. Kannada is the local language in Karnataka. Rangaswamy temple street is called as Rangaswamy Gudi BeeDi in Kannada language. Rangaswamy gudi beeDi connects Avenue road to Balepet passing through BVK Iyengar Road. This temple is located off Avenue Road, barely 100 meters from Avenue Road, Bangalore, India and a 10 minutes walkable distance from City Market or 10 minutes walk from Mysore Bank Circle,Kempegouda Road,Bangalore . The temple is managed by the Endowments Department, Government of Karnataka. The daily worship activities are performed by Archakas (Hindu, Brahman priests) who practice Sri Vaikhanasa Aagama in the temple. Sri Vaikhanasa Bhagavath Shaastra is the guiding principle for rituals that are performed in the temple. Also, Sri Vaikhaanasa Bhagavath Shaastra is the guiding principle for rituals in Tirumala Sri Venkateswara temple [TTD].

Sri Archakam Ramacharyulu, is the Pradhaana Archaka (Chief of the priests) supported by his four sons Archakam Srinivasacharyulu and his three brothers namely , Jaganathaachar ,Sudarshanachar and Ranganathaachar and grandchildren. Archakam Ramacharyulu varu is very famous for his Alankara skills (decorating the deities with flowers and jewels) and was awarded with "Daivaalankaara NipuNa" title which means an expert in decorating Gods. This Family has been worshipping in this temple for generations and are famous for their deity decoration skills.

The temple's Chariot Festival(Radhotsavam) takes place on Chaitra Shuddha Pournami every year and thousands of people come to see the Chariot Festival. The famous Bangalore Karaga Festival also happens to be on the same day. VaikunTha EkaadaSi Uttara dwaara DarSanam also attracts thousands of people to this temple every year.Only On this auspicious day, people are allowed to perform a PradakshiNaa within the inner Praakaara surrounding the main temple. Numerous volunteers throng to this temple on this day to manage the crowd and help the temple management in maintaining the crowds and facilitating darshan of Moolavar and Utsavar murthis of Sri Ranganatha Swamy. I will edit this document extensively in future. Coordinates: 12°58′12.94″N 77°34′45.57″E / 12.9702611°N 77.5793250°E / 12.9702611; 77.5793250

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