Shrirangapattana (shrIrangapaTTaNa) (ಶ್ರೀರಂಗಪಟ್ಟಣ),
a talluk headquarters in Mandya district, situated at a distance of about 15 kilometers
As usual, the legends associate this place with the sage Gautama. Some inscriptions
have documented the fact that the Ranganathaswamy temple was built by Tirumalaiah,
a feudatory of the
Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple is one among a few important temples built on the banks of the Kaveri River. It is built in a style that combines many features of the Dravidian, Hoysala and Vijayanagara architectural styles. One finds bell shaped pillars which are the hall marks of the Vijayanagara style in the ‘navaranga’. The towers and mukhamantapa also have adopted the same style. It has an exquisite idol of Ranganathaswamy laying on AdishESa the seven headed cobra. A statue of Lakshmi is found by his feet. Tipu Sultan has donated some silver ware to the temple. Gangadhareshvara and Narasimha temples were built later during the regime of the ODeyar dynasty.
Ruins of a strong fort are still found in the town. Tipu Sulatn had built the
The gumbaj contains the tombs of Hyder Ali, Fakhrunnisa and Tipu Sultan. Its importance lies in its well-shaped large dome, ivory inlaid doors and carved stone windows. The Daria daulath and the Gumbaj were built in the eighteenth century.
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