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Sri Pallikonda Ranganatha Swami temple
 
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Moolavar: Pallikonda Ranganatha Swami
  Urchavar: Kasthuri Rangan
  Amman / Thayar: Ranganayaki
  Thala Virutcham:
  Theertham:
  Agamam / Pooja : Three times puja a day
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: Irukarai
  City: Idigarai
  District: Coimbatore
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
     
Singers:
     
   
     
 Festival:
     
  The temple observes regularly special pujas on all Saturdays; Tirupalli Yezhuchi at 5.00 a.m. during the whole Margazhi month – (December-January); Tiruvaradnai with Tiurppavai chanting and Tiruvaradhanam. The temple follows the Pancharatra Agama of Pujas at 5.00 a.m. 7.00 am and 9.00 p.m. There are many special puja days on the star days of Azhwars, Aani Tirumanjanam, Aadi Pooram, Krishna Jayanthi, Navarathri, Deepavali, Karthigai Deepam, Pancharatra Deepam, Hanuman Jayanthi, Makar Sankranthi –Thai Pongal, and Tamil New Year day. The Wedding festival of Lord and Mother are grandly celebrated on the fifth day of Brahmmotsavam and Panguni Uthiram. The 11th day of Full Moon fortnight (Ekadasi) in Karthikai month (Nove-Dec) is also a day of festival called Kaisika Ekadasi. The most important festival of the temple is the 10 day Brahmmotsavam taking place in April May (Chithirai) with Flag hoisting. The 10 day festival covers many events as procession in four streets on Garuda, Swan, Simha the lion and Hanumantha Vahans. They worship the Guru Kurinji Amman. The wedding festival takes place at early morning on the fifth day. Car festival follows then. Sri Andal comes in procession in a small car. Many events covering the history of Azhwars and great philosophers of the Vaishanavite faith with the boat festival, the celebrations come to an end. Every Alankara of Lord and Mother show the beautician skills of the priests which would stay in the hearts of the devotees for ever.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  The Sadari (the Padukas of Lord fixed on a crown-like object and placed on the heads of devotees as blessing of Lord) in the temple is one installed in the Yagnas in Tiruvallur (one of the 108 Diyya Desas)Vaidya Veera Raghava temple and offered pujas. The Sadari blessing is considered a great boon for the devotees.  
     
Opening Time:
   
  The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. and from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. On Saturdays and in the whole month of Margazhi (December-January) the temple is open for devotees from 4.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.  
   
Address:
   
  Sri Pallikonda Ranganatha Swami Temple, Idigarai, Coimbatore – 641 022.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 98436 31947 
    
 General Information:
     
 
Peddappa Naicker, a viceroy of Vijaya Nagar king was sent here for the supervision and maintenance of the temple.  The 36 stone pillar Mahamandap and the walls were constructed by him, according to a note in the stone carving.
To avoid inconvenience to the devotees and to ensure the safety of the temple from floods, the temple is built on a higher level.  There are 12 steps to reach the temple representing the 12 names of Lord Vishnu - Kesava, Narayana, Madhava, Govinda, Vishnu, Madhusudana, Trivikrama, Vamana, Sridhara, Hrishikasa, Padmanabh and Damodara.  Devotees climb the steps chanting these names of Lord.  The temple has a three-tier Rajagopuram, Dwajasthamba.  Garuda has a shrine opposite the sanctum sanctorum in the Mahamandap. Nammaszwar, Periazhwar, Tirumanga Azhwar, Sri Ramanuja, Koorathu Azhwar, Sri Nikamantha Madesikan have separate shrines with a Vimana.  Mother Rnganayaki, Lords Sathynarayana and Kalinga Nardanar, Sri Anjaneya and Nagar are in the shrines around the Prakara. The temple is aesthetically built.  The construction of the temple has many stories about the temple architecture of Tamilnadu.  Every corner has its own beauty
 
     
Prayers
    
 

Women awaiting marriage participate in the Poornima – Full Moon Puja in the Sathyanarayana Hall to realize their wish.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  They follow the worship for ever. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

Lord appears majestically in a recling for on the Adisesha coiling as a bed.  The Paramapada entrance is in the northern side of Mahamandapa.  As Srirangam is in between Cauvery and Kollidam rivers, the Idigarai Vishnu temple is also between the two banks of a river.  This is an ancient Vishnu temple in this Kongu region.  It is a temple, comparable with the glory of the great Divya Deas Vishnu temples in India.  Sri Ranganayaki Thayar has separate shrine in Idigari and Karamadai temples only as in Srirangam.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 
The history of the temples dates back to one thousand years.  Guru Adi Malai is a place in the western region.  As the place had the luck of the footsteps (Adi) of Acharya Sri Ramanuja (Guru) in this hill area (Malai) in the western region, it was named Guru Adi Malai.  The confluence of rivers from Palamalai and nearby areas happens here forming a single big river.  For safety from flash floods, in between the two banks (Iru Karai in Tamil) of the river is built in an upper level.  Now it is called Idigarai.
Yielding to the ill advices of some Pandits, the Chola king developed hatred against Vaishnavism and caused many injustices to followers.  He planned to kill Sri Ramanuja  and Koorathazhwar.  Azhwar took the saffron robe of his Acharya went to the Chola king.  He called the pandits for a debate, defeated them and established the glory of Vaishnavism.  Exasperated Chola king ordered plucking of he eyes of Koorathazhwar, Sri Ramanuja and Peria Nambi.  Koorathazhwar flew into passion, plucked his own eyes, threw it on the face of the king and returned back.
Sri Ramanuja continued his mission, travelled in the Kongu region covering Palamalai, Guru Adi Malai, Karamadai, Satymangalam and other places.  He left his disciples in these places to spread Vaishnavism.  They came to Idigarai and satisfied with the fertility of the place and kindness of the people there, installed Sri Ranganatha and established Vaishnava cult. A temple was built then by the Pandya kings during the 14th Century then.  As their symbol was fish, representing the Matsyavadhara, such symbols are many in the   region
 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: The Sadari in the temple was originally installed in the Yaga of Tiruvallur Vaidya Veera Ragava Swami temple Brahmmotsava.. The Sadari blessing cures devotees of all illnesses.
 
     
     
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