The Uthara Ranganathar Temple is situated in Pallikonda and is dedicated to God Ranganatha. The temple is quite near Vellore on the banks of Palar River. It is believed that the shrine was rebuilt during Vijayanagara Empire and Sambuvaraya kings. The presiding deity is Sri Ranganatha called as Adi Moola. He is seen with his consort Ranganayaki. There are separate Sannadhis for Sri Rama and Garuda Bhagavan. Recently, the Raja Gopuram has been renovated and consecrated on a grand way. When there was a fight between Saraswathi and Lakshmi on who was the bigger one of the two of them, Brahma declared Lakshmi was bigger. Saraswathi deserted Brahma out of anger. When Brahma conducted a yagna, Saraswathi refused to join him. So Brahma married another lady called Savithri and conducted the Yagna. Saraswathi’s anger grew more and she tried to disturb the yagna with the help of demons by creating a flood in the Palar. Then he prayed to God Narayan and He just lied across the Palar River in three places to stop the flood. The places are Pallikonda (called Vadavarangam), Thirupparkadal near Kaveripakkam and Yadhothkari at Kanchipuram. The temple is inside a fort like structure. People getting married at this temple will get all the 16 types of wealth.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To get marital bliss
- To get married soon
- To resolve differences of opinion in case of divorce
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.
6.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.