Friday, April 22, 2016

Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam – Temple Tanks

Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam – Temple Tanks
There are a total of 12 sacred Temple Tanks within the complex. Of these, the two largest tanks are the Surya Pushkarani and the Chandra Pushkarani. The whole island of Srirangam was built with rain water harvesting facilities that led to the collection of all water into these two tanks. Each Pushkarani is able to contain up to 2 million litres of water. The task of cleansing all this harvested water is left to the fishes in the Pushkarani.
Apart from these there are 10 more Temple Tanks around Srirangam that come under the control and management of the Temple. The other 10 Temple Tanks also act as rainwater management entities and are cared for by the temple management. Aside from the tanks, open sand beds and Nandavanams (Flower gardens) also serve as catchment areas.
Some of the Pushkaranis associated with this Temple are listed below;
·        Chandira Pushkarani
·        Surya Pushkarani
·        Cauvery
·        Kollidam
·        Vedacchurangam.