Saturday, April 21, 2012

Kasthuri Ranganatha Perumal Erode

1000 Year Old Ranganatha Temple in the heart of Erode
 Inscriptions date back to 10th Century AD

Located about 2kms from the bus stand is over 1000years old Kasthuri Ranganatha Perumal temple in Erode, a temple that dates back to the rule of Paranthaka Chola.


The Dwarapalakas who were cursed by an angry Sage Durvasa are seen at the feet of Lord Ranganatha offering their service. Lord Kasthuri Ranganatha is seen with his right hand on Sage Durvasa in a posture of cooling the normally angry sage.


10th Century AD Inscription in Tamil records the construction of a Nilai ( Door Jamb) and mentions the name of the God as Pallikonda Devar

On the Western Wall, an inscription relating to the rule of Raja Kesarivarma mentions the temple of Pallikonda Perumal

Chitra Pournami
Brahmotsavam in Puratasi
Garuda Sevai in Panguni, Maasi and Thai

Quick Facts
Moolavar: Kasthuri Ranganatha in a Sayana Kolam
Goddess: Kamalavalli Thaayar
Utsavar : Varadaraja Perumal                                                               
Time : 6am-12noon and 430pm-830pm
Contact: Sriram Bhattar @ 98652 24745 / Nagarajan @ 94439 51121

How to reach
Auto from bus stand will cost Rs. 40 / from the railway station will cost Rs. 50/-

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