Sri Ranganathar temple Devadanam near Chennai

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For quite a long time we wanted to go to SriRangam ( Thiruvarangam ) in Tamil but we could not due to various reasons.  We went to Thirukadaiyur, Chidambaram, several times to Kancheepuram , Shirdi but some how this pilgrimage is getting postponed.

This is when I got a message of Whatsapp about a 1000 year old temple of Sri Ranganatha Swamy also called Vada Thiruvarangam or North Srirangam.  The temple  is small and beautiful and situated among the fields in a place called Devadhanam.  


According to the temple priest the idol is 18 feet , resting five feet above the ground on Adhishesha made from the holy Shaligram and built by the Chalukya kings.  Lord Ranganatha rests on a 'marakkaal " ( a vessel used for measuring grains ).  It is believed that He rests his Head on this after giving food grains to the humans on earth.  He is very Handsome with a beautiful smile and we can have a very close darshan without any disturbance.  Lord Brahma on a lotus from His Navel.  Goddess Lakshmi is with lotus flower,  Goddess Bhooma Devi with 'nilothbhala' flower.  Lord Hanuman near His Feet bowing to Him with folded hands.  The sthala vriksha is the Parijatha tree.  Sri Ranganayaki Thayar Sannidhi is very divine

When we went there using the Google map we were almost lost among the villages because we we lost connection with the internet service provider.  Fortunately we met an electrician probably with the Electricity Board and requested him to give directions.  He obliged immediately after praying to Lord Ranganatha !  When we reached the temple it was twilight and there were sudden rains too.  
However we had a divine and great darshan

We went via Ponneri, Minjur and returned via the Calcutta Highway via Red Hills.  It seems that the way via Red Hills is probably the easiest route .  

From your location search for directions to " Sri Ranganatha Perumal , Devadhanam " on Google maps .  

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