Srirangam Temple Festivals

Forthcoming events at Srirangam

Chithira Pournami, Gajendra Moksham 19 April 2019 Friday
Namperumal Kodai Thirunaal 09 April 2019 to 18 April 2019
Namperumal Viruppan Thirunaal 25 April 2019 to 05 May 2019

Forthcoming events at Srirangam

Chithira Pournami, Gajendra Moksham 19 April 2019 Friday
Namperumal Kodai Thirunaal 09 April 2019 to 18 April 2019
Namperumal Viruppan Thirunaal 25 April 2019 to 05 May 2019

The temple is home to several festivals throughout the year.
Guests may want to take these into consideration when planning their visit.


Sri Jayanthi

The festival sees birthday celebrations for all forms of Lord Vishnu that reside within the temple complex. With the temple home to 81 shrines, most of these dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the festival truly marks a grand time at the temple complex with special rituals and processions.


Ekadesi

A 21-day festival, it falls between December and January to fall under the Margazhi month as per the Tamil calendar. On the main day, Lord Ranganatha comes out of his sanctum and participates in a spectacular procession amidst lakhs of devotees and visitors. In fact, he takes on the role of a king on this day, being referred to as Sri Ranganatha. He holds a divine court for the entire day in the magnificent Hall of 1000 Pillars where special decorations, bhajans, and endless celebrations revere his glory.


Chithirai Ther

A festival established in the 13th century, it commemorates the renovation of the temple from a donation of 17,000 gold coins by a Vijayanagara king. This was following its invasion and dilapidation by foreign rulers. A nine-day long festival, it is held between March and April to coincide with the Panguni month as per the Tamil calendar. Also known as Brahmotsavam, visitors during the period can expect to witness sees grand processions, gatherings and much fervour all around.


Ratothsavam

Another big festival that guests must look out for is the Ratothsavam or the annual temple chariot festival. Celebrating between January and February to coincide with the Thai month as per the Tamil calendar, it sees Lord Utsavar being taken around the temple complex in a dedicated temple chariot.

Other festivals to consider when planning a visit include Pavithrothsavam, Oonjal, Chitra Poornima, Vasanthothsavam, and Kaisiga Ekadesi.