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Sri Ranganatha Temple

Sri Ranganatha Temple is one of the prime attractions in Srirangapatna of Karnataka. Built during the rule of the Vijayanagar emperors in the 9th century, the shrine is noted for its exquisite carvings and beautiful architecture in Hoysala style. Lord Ranganatha - an incarnation of Lord Vishnu - is the presiding deity here. The idol of Lord Ranganatha is seen in sleeping posture on Kalinga – the seven-headed serpent. Hyder Ali is believed to have made endowments to the temple. A major draw is a festival held here during January.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Mysore
Location: Srirangapatna    


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