Karamadai Ranganathar Temple | Timings & Car Festival

Karamadai Ranganathar Temple had regarded as the second oldest temple in Coimbatore, which the rulers of the Vijayanagara kingdom built. The renowned Chola ruler, Karikala Chozhan and the Mysore king, Krishnaraja Wodeyar, are believed to have made innumerable contributions to this Temple at Karamadai. The Rangananthar temple morning timings are 05:30 am to 01:30 pm, and the evening timings are 04:00 pm to 08:30 pm.

The temple is popularly known for Hindu customs and rites, especially the Kavaala Poojas. The auspicious occasion of Vaikuntha Ekadesi draws thousands of devotees who visit this temple to seek the blessings of the Lord. 

Karamadai Ranganathar Temple History:

Karamadai Ranganathar Temple

The story behind the origin of Sri Karamadai Ranganatha Temple is quite fascinating. Garudan, the sacred vahana of Lord Vishnu, desired to get the divine darshan of the Lord in his Kalyana Kolam along with his consort, Goddess Mahalakshmi. 

The kind Lord Vishnu fulfilled the wishes of Garuda at this place and decided to stay there to bless the local people. As Time passed, the stone statue of the deity went underground and had covered by a dense forest full of Kara trees.

After many centuries, a cowboy from the Thottiya community hailing from the Karamadai area noticed that one of his cows often disappeared into a specific spot within the thick undergrowth. The cow had also believed to have voluntarily shed her milk at that spot. Intrigued by the act of the cow, the cowboy decided to uncover the thick bushes. 

When he attempted to cut them, blood suddenly started oozing from the spot. The bewildered cowboy then found a stone resembling a Lingam. The same night, Lord Vishnu is said to have appeared in the cowboy’s dream and asked him to apply Chandana Kaapu over the stone. On applying the sandalwood paste, the cowboy found the stone divine and graceful Lord Ranganathar.

On learning about this divine occurrence, the people of this region built Mandapams (halls) around the place and created a simple temple. They also consecrated the Swayambu lingam as Lord Ranganathar.

Karamadai Ranganathar Temple Architecture:

The Lord is on a square seat in the womb chamber (Garpagriha). During his journey to Tirunarayanapuram in Karnataka, Sri Ramanuja travelled through this place. In Tirupathi, God Venkatachalapathi is on the hills while the Mother is at the foot of the hill. 

In Karamadai, the Lord is on the floor while the Mother has her holy place above Him. The scar is visible on God’s body. Mother Ranganayaki is on a hill nearby and praised by the devotees as Betathamman.

Karamadai Ranganathar Temple Timings:

The Rangananthar temple morning timings are 05:30 am to 01:30 pm, and the evening timings are 04:00 pm to 08:30 pm.

DaysMorning TimingsEvening Timings
Monday5:30 am to 1:30 pm4:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Tuesday5:30 am to 1:30 pm4:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Wednesday5:30 am to 1:30 pm4:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Thursday5:30 am to 1:30 pm4:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Friday5:30 am to 1:30 pm4:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday5:30 am to 1:30 pm4:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Sunday5:30 am to 1:30 pm4:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Best Time to visit Karamadai Ranganathar Temple:

The perfect Time to visit the temple is during festivals. The Brahma theertham, the holy waters blessed by Lord Brahma, is said to flow behind the main deity. The sacred temple pond is called the Karuda Theertham. 

The temple was considered one of the most significant places of worship, with special Pandha, Thanneer and Kavaala Poojas. Saint Vasavan, Varunan, Kuberan, and Karudalvar were all said to have been blessed by the Lord here.

Karamadai Ranganathar Temple Sevas Timings:

Karamadai Temple Seva Timings are here:

Seva NameSeva Timings
Ko Puja05:45 am
Kaalasanthi Puja 08:30 am
Annathanam12:15 pm
Utchi Kaala Thiruvaradhanam 12:30 pm
Raakaala Puja 08:00 pm
Thiruvaradhanam 08:30 pm

Karamadai Ranganathar Temple Car Festival:

The famous Karamadai Ranganathar temple car festival had celebrated today. Thousands of devotees participated in the car procession and sought Lord’s blessings.

Devotees from other districts or Sttes will not be allowed for the Masi Magam temple car festival at Ranganathaswamy Temple in Karamadai on February 17 and 18.

Festivals at Karamadai Ranganathar Temple:

Brahmmotsavam in Masi (February-March), Ramanuja Jayanthi, Vaikunda Ekadasi, and Navarathri have grandly celebrated festivals in the temple.

  • Chithirai:  
  • Tamil New Year, Sri Ram Navami, Sri Ramanuja Jayanthi
  • Takashi: 
  • Nammaalvar Thirunatchatram, Narashimma Jayanthi, Pattar Thirunatchatram
  • Aani: 
  • Sri Chakkarathalvar Thirunatchatram
  • Aadi:
  • Thakshinaayanapunya Kaalam, Aandaal Thiruvaadipooram
  • Purataashi:
  • 5 Saturdays, 9 days navarathiri utchavam
  • Ipashi:
  • Sanai Mudhaliyar Thirunatchatram, Manavaala Mancunian Thirunatchatram, Deepavali
  • Karthigai:
  • Thirumangai Aalvar Thirunatchatram, Thiru Karthigai Deepam
  • Margazhi: 
  • 10 Days Utchavam, Vaikunda Aegathashi, 10 Nights Utchavam
  • Thai:
  • Pongal, Kurathaalvar Thirunatchatram
  • Maashi:
  • Thiru Ther Festival (CAR festival) 12 Days
  • Panguni:
  • Sri Ranga Naachiyar Panguni Uthram

Tourist places nearby Karamadai Ranganathar Temple:

Hotels nearby Karamadai Ranganathar Temple:

  • Vivanta Coimbatore
  • Ananyas Nest
  • Hotel Kiscol Grands
  • Vijay Park Inn
  • Hotel Vaidurya
  • Hotel Rathna Residency
  • Hotel Apple Park
  • Metropark Inn
  • Hotel Venition Inn

Karamadai Ranganathar Temple Address & Contact Numbers:

  • Karamadai Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Karamadai, Coimbatore – Mettupalayam NH Road, Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India, Pincode – 641 104.
  • Contact Numbers: +91- 4254 – 272 318, 273 018.

How to reach Karamadai Ranganathar Temple:

By Road:

Karamadai bus stand is the nearest bus stand.

By Rail:

The nearest railway station is the Karamadai Railway Station.

By Air:

Coimbatore Airport is the closest Airport which is 20 km away.


What is the history of Karamadai Ranganathar Temple?

The temple had originally believed to had built during the Chola Empire in the 10–11th centuries. Tirumalai Nayakar (1623–59 C.E.) expanded the temple during his regime and built the walls, rajagopuram and halls in the temple. Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar (1940–1950) built a set of other halls in the temple.

Which is the famous Karamadai Ranganathar Temple?

Ranganathaswamy Temple, also called Thiruvaranga Tirupati, is one of the most prominent Vaishnav temples in the country, devoted to Ranganatha, a reclining form of the Hindu deity, Lord Vishnu.

Which is the oldest temple in Srirangam?

Considered the first among the 108 Divya Desams, it is famous for Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, the largest temple complex in India and the biggest functioning Hindu temple in the world.

What is the Speciality of Ranganathar swamy temple?

It has constructed in the Hindu architectural style, and Alvars glorified the temple in their Naalayira Divya Prabhandam. It has the special distinction of being the foremost among the 108 Divyadesams dedicated to the God Vishnu.

How old is Ranganathar swamy temple?

Historians say the temple’s history dates to the 3rd century B.C. Other findings suggest that the temple was constructed in the 9th century A.D. by the Gangas, a ruling dynasty that thrived on the banks of Kaveri.

What is Karamadai Ranganathar Temple also known as?

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, also called Thiruvaranga Tirupati, is one of the major illustrious Vaishnav temples in the country.

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