Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatna, Karnataka

Ranganathaswamy temple of Srirangapatna is one of the oldest sacred sites for the worshiping God, located at the river island of Kaveri, Karnataka which holds the ethnic beauty of Vijayanagara architecture. Ranganathaswamy temple goes and dates back to the ruler of Vijayanagar Empire who built it which later King Hoysala and Haider Ali made additional expansion to the temple. The name of the temple is derived from the Ranganathaswamy which is another form of Lord Vishnu's manifestation. The inscriptions on the towers depict the Vijayanagara architecture of the early ages. The pillar in the front of the entrance bears the carving of 24 forms of Lord Vishnu. It consists of mahadwara with a huge tower and a pillar hall built in multiple stages with antechamber and Garbhagriha.

It has a beautiful inscription of Lord Vishnu found resting here in Adhi Sesha, the serpent with seven heads. It has beautiful engraving on the walls and the pillars which is absolutely delightful to watch. The Ranganathaswamy temple has four strong pillars with twenty-four beautifully sculpted Vishnu forms. Intricate work of the artist on the pillars and wall is the depiction of the mythological stories.

The Ranganathaswamy temple has huge engraved chariot of Sri Ranganathaswamy which is one of the mesmerizing sites to look for the details of inscription on it. Stunning view of the architectural carving along with merging with the mysticism makes it a perfect place to embrace this classical masterpiece. It is a must visit place for archaeological treasure and history of South India reflecting on its glimmer. The Ranganathaswamy Temple is indeed a fascinating and a beautiful one and one that is much revered and respected by the devotees. So a visit to it, needless to say, is definitely worth it.

Timings

Ranganathaswamy Temple Srirangapatna open at 07:30 AM to 01:30 PM and then 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM

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