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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatna
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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is the first of the five sacred sites along the river dedicated to a resting form of Lord Vishnu. The temple dates as far back as the 10th century, which can be seen from an inscription found at the site. Its most prominent feature is gopura (a tower) rising over the entrance gate. Pass through the pillared hall to get to the inner sanctum, which holds a statue of Lord Vishnu lying on the coil of the seven-headed serpent king--one of the primal beings in Hindu religion. Look for the three-dimensional reliefs depicting the same subject on one of the minor shrines in the courtyard. Plan to visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Srirangapatna attractions using our Srirangapatna vacation generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful temple and architecture A must visit for all the people as lord vishnu is in sleeping posture like srirangam, good maintenance 
  • Not all that easy to get to but worth the time it takes to stop and have alook. You have to walk from a bit away and fend off the "guides" and hawkers (all part of the fun) and there's a fair bit to s...  more »
  • Visited this October. Booked a cab from Mysore to Srirangapatna. It is a tourist destination and you can see many tourist cabs and buses around. Temple is clean and serene. It took 1 hour for darshan ...  more »
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  • A really amazing.old temple..with idols of lord rangnath swami (शेषशायी विष्णु) and devi laxmi..kuber, garuda.must visiting place..there is tipu sultans last place where his cremetion was done nera to this temple.historical place.
  • Huge idol of sleeping Sri Ranganathaswamy is very beautiful. Nearby places like Nimishamba Temple, Ganjam, Daria Daulat, Tipu Samadhi, Kaveri River, Jain temple, etc are worth visiting.
  • Nice old sacred Temple !! very big main deity of lord Ranganatha swamy in shayanasana !!
  • Visited in 2015. Beautiful temple on Kaveri River. Sri Ranganathaswami temple is must visit for temple lovers!
  • Lord Vishnu in Anantha Sahana Kola. Next to Srirangam in South India