Monday, March 23, 2015

Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple- Sriranga patnam,Karnataka

Ranganatha Swamy temple , Srirangapatnam is in Mandya district of Karnataka and is situated  15 Kms. from the town of  Mysore .

This  ancient temple is  one among the 108 divyadesams of Lord   Vishnu. This is also first among the pancha Ranga kshetras situated on the banks of river Kavery and is  known as Adhi Ranga, The other 4  being Ranganatha Swamy temple , Srirangam, Tamil nadu, Appakudathan temple at Tiruupernagar,( Koviladi),Sarangapani temple at Kumbakonam, and Parimala RanganathaPerumal temple , Indalur near Sirkazhi, Other than Sriranga patna all others are in tamil nadu.

This temple also resembles  Tamilnadu temple with its multi tiered Gopurams, intricate craftsmanship on monolitihic pillars. Lord Ranganatha in this temple is in a reclining position on his Aadisesha . This temple is of historic , cultural importance.

Also, Kaveri River forms three small sacred islands in its river stretch in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu at Adi Ranga, at Sriranga Patna, Madhya Ranga at Shiva samudram and Antya Ranga at Srirangam where Ranganatha temple is located.
Links here for Pancha Ranga kshetram which I have covered under My Pilgrimage:
 Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple Srirangapatna
There are some more Ranganatha temples in South India and some of them are Srivilliputtur,
Tirukoshtiyur,
Sri Padma natha temple,  Trivandrum,
Chidambaram,
Thirupullani,
Thirukudanthai
Thiru Anbil 

Temple timings- 7.30 Am-1. pm 
2.PM to 9 Pm















14 comments:

Martina said...

Such a beautiful place - must be amazing to stand in front of it! Happy new week Chitra!

KParthasarathi said...

Thank you.I have visited a few of the important temple you have mentioned.There is one small temple at Devadhanam near Minjur,Chennai where the presiding deity is 18 foot Ranganathar that dates over 1000 years.
http://prtraveller.blogspot.com/2010/03/devadhanam-ranganatha-near-chennai.html

chitra said...

Thanks . It was indeed interesting place to visit.

chitra said...

Thanks Kp, I will check and visit the temple.

SG said...

We went to this temple 2 years ago. We loved visiting this temple.

chitra said...

Thanks SG
Though I have visited Mysore earlier, I could visit the temple recently only.

R Niranjan Das said...

This is such a wonderful temple. Love its Gopuram.

Arti said...

Another one of my virtual reverences... thanks for my divine visit Chitra :)

chitra said...

Thanks Niranjan. Happy to see you here

chitra said...

Arti, thanks a lot. I am trying to be regular now

R. Ramesh said...

wahhh so good to be here on your super blog though after a long time...cheers chitraji..

chitra said...

Thanks Ramesh. Happy you visited.

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Wonderfully well covered Chitra.. This temple is one of my favourites..

chitra said...

Thanks Sridhar.I visited it for the first time.