Ranganathar, Raṅganāthar: 1 definition

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Ranganathar means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)

Raṅganāthar (Ranganathar) is another name for the Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam (Śrī Raṅgam) represents a sacred place for the worship of Viṣṇu.—The Ranganathaswamy (Raṅganāthar) Temple is the largest amongst the grandest temples in India and is considered the treasure house of art. Śrīraṅgam enshrines Viṣṇu as Raṅganātha in a reclining posture and its entrance is crowned with the loftiest tower in India. This temple is the most sacred of the 108 Vaiṣṇava religious centers. Śrīraṅgam is an island formed by the two branches of the river Kaveri. It is situated three kilometers north of Tiruchirapalli.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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