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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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  • - The temple, atleast on the day we visited, had quite a bit of crowd. It probably took about 45 minutes in the queue to reach the main deity of the temple. - The statue of the main deity - Adi Ranga ...  more »
  • An ancient temple (6th century AD) of Chola architecture dedicated to Sri Ranganatha (Vishnu in a slumbering pose) situated on the first of the three river islands of Kaveri. Good to see the care take...  more »
  • 1 hr ride from Mysore and 3hrs 30 mins from Bangalore. It has idols of almost all Hindu lords. It has a huge monolithic sculpture of lord Vishnu inside. One can offer pujas with nominal cost.  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