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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatna

Sri Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangapatna is considered to be one of the most important Vaishnavite shrines in south India. Built by the Gangas in the 9th century, this temple is noted for beautiful carvings and architecture of Hoysala and Vijayanagara style. 

The temple is a tribute to Lord Ranganatha (Vishnu) and the idol of Lord Ranganatha is seen in sleeping posture on Kalinga – the seven-headed serpent. Srirangapatna or Srirangapatnam a city situated on the banks of River Kaveri is in Mysore in Karnataka, India.