Ranganathar Temple is a small temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Nathamedu Village near Kalpakkam in Kanchipuram. Lord Ranganathar, who is usually seen in a Sayana posture, is seen here in an unusual sitting posture and that too in a very stylish and relaxed posture. Just opposite to the temple across the main road, there is a small old Shiva temple.
How to Reach Nathamedu
The nearest airport is Chennai Airport.
Perungulattur Railway Station, Vandalur Railway Station is the very nearby railway stations to Nathamedu Village. However Chennai Central Railway Station is major railway station 31 KM near to Nathamedu Village.
Nathamedu Village is a small Village in Tirukkalukunram Taluk in Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu State, India. It comes under Vengambakkam Panchayath. It is located 55 KM towards East from District headquarters Kanchipuram. 37 KM from Tirukkalukunram. 28 KM from State capital Chennai. Bus services are available from nearby cities - Guduvancheri, Chengalpattu, Chennai to reach Nathamedu.
Nathamedu, Kanchipuram District,
Tamil Nadu, India, Pincode – 603102.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
The temple is open from 6 A.M to 9 P.M