The ritual of “Thirumanjanam”, which roughly translates to “Holy Bath,” involves the anointment of the idol with various substances as a form of worship and exaltation to Lord Vishnu. At Srirangam Temple, choices and dates for Thirumanjanam are diverse. Devotees are required to choose a specific pooja to contribute to the Thirumanjanam ceremony. The contribution amounts for the ceremonies differ on the basis of the type of pooja being performed, as is visible below:
1. Vairamudi Sevai – named after the legendary diamond-studded crown of Lord Vishnu, the contribution amount for this ceremony is INR 3500. This Thirumanjanam ceremony is performed on all days of the week.
2. Hanumar Thirumanjanam – dedicated to the Lord of courage and loyalty, the contribution amount for this ceremony is INR 780. The ceremony is performed on all days of the week, except Saturday. Curd rice, Fruit mix (Panchamirtham), Holy Theertham are offered as prasadam during this ceremony.
3. Chakarathalwar Thirumanjanam – dedicated to the protector of the Universe and the One who guides seekers on the path of realization, the contribution amount for this pooja is INR 1075. The ceremony is conducted on all days, except Saturday. The prasadams offered during this ceremony are Curd rice, Fruit mix (Panchamirtham) and Holy Theertham.
4. Singar Thirumanjanam – the contribution amount for this ceremony, applicable for all days except Saturday, is INR 1500. Sweet pongal, Fruit mix (Panchamirtham) and Holy Theertham are offered as prasadam during this ceremony.
5. Dhanvanthri Thirumanjanam, Thiruvellarai Arulmigu, and Pundareekaatcha Perumal – ceremonies dedicated to all of these deities are performed on all days except Saturday and Thursday. The contribution amount for these ceremonies is INR 1200. The prasadams offered to the deities during these ceremonies are Sweet pongal, Fruit mix (Panchamirtham) and Holy Theertham.
6. Thirukoyil Palipeeda Thirumanjanam – dedicated to the exaltation of the altar at the temple, this ceremony is performed every day and the contribution amount for the same is INR 2500.
The devotees are required to pay in advance one day prior to the ceremony of their choice, and can opt for either bank deposit or send cheque/DD/Payorder/cash in favour of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam, payable at Trichy.
*Kindly check with the Srirangam Temple for any change in timings
Opening timings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, which popularly known as Srirangam Temple is from 6 AM to 9 PM. This temple is open on all days of the week.
|(No Darshan) - Pooja time||07:15||to||09:00|
|(No Darshan) - Pooja time||12:00||to||13:15|
|(No Darshan) - Pooja time||18:00||to||18:45|
The Srirangam Temple opening time is 6 am, beginning with Viswaroopa seva that lasts for one hour and 15 minutes during which prayers are offered to the “Universal Form” of Lord Vishnu as an amalgamation of all his various avatars or forms. Darshan is prohibited for visitors from 7:15 am to 9 am, during which time pooja is conducted within the inner sanctum. At 9 am, the doors of the inner sanctum are opened for darshan and are kept open for visitors until 12 pm. Subsequent Srirangam darshan timings are from 1 pm to 6 pm and 6:45 pm to 9 pm, which is when the temple closes.
Srirangam Temple Timings- Sri Thayar Sannathi
|Viswarooba Paid seva||06.30 am||to||07.15 am|
|Viswarooba * Free seva||07.15 am||to||08.00 am|
|* Pooja time - No seva||08.00 am||to||08.45 am|
|Paid seva - Morning||08.45 am||to||12.00 pm|
|Free seva - Morning||12.00 pm||to||1.00 pm|
|* Pooja time – No seva||1.00 pm||to||3.00 pm|
|Free seva - After noon||3.00 pm||to||4.00 pm|
|Paid seva - After noon||4 .00 pm||to||6.00 pm|
|* Pooja time – No seva||6.00 pm||to||6.45 pm|
|Paid seva - Evening||6.45 pm||to||8.00 pm|
|Free seva - Evening||8.00 pm||to||9.00|
No seva after 9.00 pm
The day begins at the shrine at Sri Thayar Sannathi at 6:30 am with paid Viswaroopa seva, which continues until 7:15 am. From 7:15 am to 8 am, free Viswaroopa seva ceremonies are conducted for the devotees. After pooja time of 45 minutes, from 8 am to 8:45 am, paid and free morning seva is conducted, from 8:45 am to 12 pm and 12 pm to 1 pm respectively. 1 pm to 3 pm is reserved for pooja and darshan is not allowed for these two hours, after which paid and free afternoon seva are conducted, from 3 pm to 4 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm respectively. After a period of 45 minutes, during which pooja is conducted from 6 to 6:45 pm, the doors of the inner sanctum are opened for paid and free evening seva, from 6:45 pm to 8 pm and 8 pm to 9 pm respectively.