Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Pudupet (Komaleeswaranpet), Chennai (அரங்கநாதஸ்வாமி கோவில், புதுப்பேட்டை (கோமளீஸ்வரன்பேட்டை), சென்னை
|Temple 3 Tier Rajagopuram|
|Temple Viewed from Street|
In Komaleeswaranpet, popularly known as Pudupet, there is a beautiful temple dedicated to Ranganatha Swamy located in the Naicken Street near automobile spares and scrap market. From Komaleeswarar temple Ranganatha Swamy temple is just 1 km away. The area around the Komaleeswarar temple is known as Komaleeswaranpet. Chennai Photo walk participants covered this 500 years old Vaishnavite shrine walking down the lanes of Pudupet during their Retro-walk #19 (photo walk) : Pudupet on 28th June2015, Sunday, at 08.30am.
|Dasavatara Door Panel|
The north facing temple is entered through the three tiered rajagopuram. The presiding deity Lord Ranganatha Swamy with four hands, upper hands holding Shankha, Chakra and lower hands in in abhaya and varada hastas, appear reclining on Ananta Sesha, the celestial serpent. Laksmi Devi is sitting on a lotus flower on his chest. Lord Brahma is sitting on the lotus of creation, rising from the Lord's navel. Sitting at the Lord's feet are Sridevi and Bhudevi.
|Goddes Ranganayaki Shrine|
On the right side of the main sanctum goddess Ranganayaki appear in separate east facing shrine. The vimana under which the goddess enshrined is eka tala (single tier) Dravida vimana. The base vimana structure (from adishtana to prastara) is made out of hard granite stones and with square tala and octogonal griva having mahanasika, octogonal shikara and single finial or kalasa. There is a 16 pillared pavilion before the sanctum. The bottom and top of the pillars have square base and the octogonal shape at the middle. The Potika is the
|Main Sanctum Vimana|
|Goddess Sanctum Vimana|
The temple is well maintained by Sri Loganatha Nayakkar family over the past five generations.
- Namadhu Arasu Year 8 Malar 11, May 2015. Page 2.
- Retro-walk No19 : Pudupet – “Chor Bazaar” https://chennaiphotowalk.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/retro-walk-19-pudupet-chor-bazaar/