Srirangam temple is often listed as the largest functioning Hindu temple in the world (Angkor Wat at Cambodia being the largest non-functioning temple). The temple occupies an area of 156 acres (631,000 m²) with a perimeter of 4,116m (10,710 feet) making it the largest temple in India and one of the largest religious complexes in the world. The temple is enclosed by 7 concentric walls (termed prakarams or mathil suvar) with a total length of 32,592 feet or over six miles. These walls are enclosed by 21 Gopurams. The space within the outer two prakarams is occupied by several shops, restaurants and flower stalls.
(Old Srirangam Temple Entrance, Courtesy : Srirangaminfo.com)
There are several eateries which are existing for several decades in Srirangam, which is near Trichy, Tamilnadu. The tradition, speciality and taste is held on even today. Read on to know more
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