Sri Ranganayakaswamy Temple is located at Srirangapur in Wanaparthy District. Sri RanganayakaSwamyTemple was built during the 18th century A.D.
According to legend, Krishnadevaraya, the Vijayanagar ruler, went to Srirangam and was enthralled by the Sri Ranganayakaswamy Temple there. He desired to construct a Ranganayakaswamy temple in his kingdom. Later, Ranganayaka (Lord Vishnu) appeared in dream and told the king that his idol is lying in the kingdom and an eagle will direct him to that place. The succeeding day, Krishnadevaraya followed the eagle and found the Lord’s idol between Kothakota and Kanvayapally mountains. The king constructed the SriRanganayakaswamyTemple near RatnaPushkariniLake. The temple is a classic example of Vijayanagar architecture. The temple was built by the Rajas of Wanaparthi Samsthanam on the bund of Ratna Pushpakarini lake.
This destination has got good national importance. Pilgrims/Tourists have been visiting the destination from Karnataka (Gulbarga, Raichur, Sindanur, which are border places to the destination), Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
The Temple is under the jurisdiction of Sri Krishnadevaraya Group of Temples managed by Sri J Krishnadeva Rao. The Group of Temples are located at Vanaparthy, Peddagudem, Rajanagaram, Kanaipalle and Kothapeta.
The authority performs marriages at high rate at the temple premises for villagers, who are residing in and surrounding villagers/mandals and it works out to be about 300 marriages a year. About 500 people on an average attend for every marriage. Tonsure ceremonies also performed at the temple and these works out to be about 1000 numbers per annum on an average. During Navaratrulu, the flow of tourists is more than 20,000 per day for 9 days. The temple authority celebrate ‘Kotai Vutsavalu’ on the occasion of Sankranthi Festival for a period of one month and the tourists flow during this period is more than 5,000 per day on an average. In addition, the temple authority celebrates ‘Rathotsavam’ during March for a period of 15 days and the flow of tourists to this destination is more than 20,000/day on an average. During Sravana Masam, the flow of tourists is more than 5,000 per day on an average as the destination is having water body beside the temple.
During summer, winter and vacation holidays to schools & colleges, the tourists flow to the temple is very high for a period of 2-3 months. About 2,000 visitors per on an average visit this destination during summer, winter and vocation holidays.
Temple Timings: 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sri Ranganayaka Swamy Temple,