Sri Ranganatha Temple

The Sri Ranganatha Temple features a large murthi (sacred image) of Lord Vishnu enshrined in the centre of a lake, surrounded by murthis of Lord Hanuman, Lord Brahma and Maha Lakshmi. There is also a beautiful murthi of Lord Shiva, sitting beneath a waterfall, plus icons for Jesus, the Buddha and more. Adjacent to the temple are sacred sites for Lord Dattatreya and Nagaraja, plus a lake shrine dedicated to Mahishasura Mardini.

The Sri Ranganatha (or Lord Vishnu) Temple exists to celebrate the universality of God in nature, the elements and the world’s different religions. The temple was inaugurated in October 1999 by Guru Sri Subramanium, following the inspiration, design and timings given to him by Lord Vishnu.

The purpose of your birth is to identify yourself with God through total surrender of your whole body and mind. Slowly you forge in your life a link with an aspect of God – and that aspect will become you. You must remember, the body is the dwelling place of the Lord. You are preparing to welcome God into your being, so you must make sure that the place is well-prepared.

— Guru Sri Subramanium​

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opening times

The Temple is open from 04.30 to 22.30 every day of the year. We hold a puja at 09:30 every morning and perform a special mahabishekam every Tuesday and Friday morning at 09:30. Check our calendar for special festivals.

guidelines
  • This is an outdoor temple. Devotees sit undercover, but there is no heating so please bring warm clothing, particularly for young children and elders.
  • The Temple is a sacred and highly energised place. Please grant fellow pilgrims your respect by remaining silent at all times.
  • Photography and recording of any kind are not permitted in the Temple.
  • Please do not throw coins into the lake. If you wish to offer money, there is a donation box outside the temple.

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