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Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple, Srirangapattana , Mandya

temple gopuram

temple gopuram


Although situated a mere 19 km from Mysore city, Srirangapattana lies in the neighbouring district of Mandya. The entire town is enclosed by the river Kaveri to form an island, northern half of which is shown in the image to the right. While the main river flows on the eastern side of the island, the Paschima Vaahini segment of the same river flows to its west. The town is easily accessible by train from Bangalore and Mysore and is also well-connected by road, lying as it does just off the Bangalore-Mysore highway. The highway passes through this town and special care was taken to minimize any impact on the monuments here.

History:Sri Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangapatna is considered to be one of the most important Vaishnavite shrines in South India. Built by the Gangas in the 9th century, this temple is noted for beautiful carvings and architecture of Hoysala and Vijayanagar style. The temple is a tribute to Lord Ranganatha (Vishnu) and the idol of Lord Ranganatha is seen in sleeping posture on Kalinga – the seven-headed serpent. Srirangapatna or Srirangapatnam a city situated on the banks of River Kaveri is in Mysore in Karnataka, India.
The temple is the abode of Lord Vishnu as Sri Ranganatha swamy. The lord is resting on adhi sesha here and the temple is on kaveri banks. The temple has a big gopuram and huge walls surrounding it depicting ancient architecture.Srirangapatna is among the Pancharanga kshetram along the river kaveri, others being srirangam, tiruvindalur, kumbakonam and Koyiladi.

How to Reach:
Srirangapatna is on the Bangalore –Mysore State Highway. It is closer to Mysore.
Nearest Rail head- Mysore
Nearest Airport- Bangalore

Sannadhis(other shrines):

  1. Sri Ranganatha Perumal
  2. Ranganayaki Thayar
  3. Panchamukha Hanuman
  4. Krishna
  5. Lord Srinivasa
  6. Alwars
  7. Vaishnava Acharyas

Other Temples:

  1. God Ganesha Temple In Front of Ranganatha Swamy Temple
  2. Gangadhareswara Swamy Temple
  3. Lakshminasimha Swamy Temple
  4. JyothiMahaswara Temple
  5. Bidhcotta Ganesha Temple
  6. Panduranga Swamy Temple
  7. Sathyanarayana Swamy Temple
  8. Anjunaya Swamy Temple in main Road.


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