Vishnu Worshipped in Muslim Attire Lungi in Temple Muslim Consort


It is interesting to note that Lord Ranganatha,The presiding deity at Sri Rangam,is attired in Muslim tradition with Lungi,and the offering to Him are Roti and Butter.

And there is a Lady Devotee called Thulukka Nachiar,who is worshipped in Srirangam.

Legend has it that when Muslim invaders looted Srirangam temple and took away the Utsavar Idol to Delhi, it was brought back later by Ramanujacharya , according to one version.

The Daughter of the Sultan could not bear the separation from the lord’s Idol.

Ranganatha Moves Bala Sayanam Eagle Does Not Fly


Lord Shiva advised Sage Vyargrapadha to worship Lord Ranganatha at SriRangam to enable Vyagrapada to attain Moksha (Vaikunta)

Vyaghrapada was joined by Sage Patanjali in his journey.

Because of poor eyesight,the sages instead went southward, lost their way and reached KrupaSamudram (current Sirupuliyur).

They prayed to Vishnu to come to Srirangam to grant them moksha.

It is believed that Vishnu originally gave darshan (appeared) to the sages as Ranganatha, the form worshipped in the Srirangam temple.