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Ranganathaswamy Temple

About Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Sri Ranganathaswamy temple is located in Srirangapattana, Mandya district, Karnataka State, India. It is one of the oldest temple built around 817 AD. There is a belief that Sri Ranganathaswamy self-originated at this place. For Vaishnavite these are three holy places where Lord Vishnu is self-originated. The statue of Lord Ranganatha is one of the biggest statues in resting position on Aadhisesha (Snake with 7 heads). Goddess Lakshmi statue is located at the foot of lord Ranganatha. The temple complex also encloses the statues of Srinivasa, Ranganayaki, Rama, Narasimha, Sudarshana, Panchmuki Anjaneya and Gopala Krishna.


 Adiranga – Srirangapattana – west side
Madhyaranga – Shivanasamudra – South side
Antyaranga – SriRangam – East side. 

Among these three, Adiranga (1st point) is believed to be more holy. 

The Sri. Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangapattana is one of the Pancharanga kshetras.

  • Sri.Ranganathaswamy – Srirangapattana
  • Sri.Ranganathaswamy temple – Srirangam
  • Sri.Sarangapani temple – Kumbhakonam
  • Sri.Appakudathan temple – Trichy
  • Sri.ParimalaRanganathswamy temple – Thiruvilandur

History of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Sri Ranganathaswamy temple was first constructed (Only Inner portion of the temple) in the year 817 AD by the lady called Hambi. In the year 894 AD Ganga dynasty King Thirumalaraya completed the temple by constructing muktha mantapa and mahadwara at the left side of the temple. 

During the period of Vijayanagara,  dandanayaka  named Sri Ranga constructed the prakara and five steps, big elephants at both sides of the entrance. His wife Alumelamma used her ornaments to decorate the statues in the temple. After them the temple was looked after by Mysore Wadiyar’s, Hyder Ali and Tippu sultan. In earlier 12th century Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana granted Srirangapattana to Vaishnava saint Ramanujacharya as Agraharam (learning center). 

Katorothsava : Katorothsava was the festival started by Hyder Ali in the year 1774 A.D. It is celebrated in the month of Dahnurmasa ( Month of December). During this festival Mohiniavarata of Lord Vishnu is worshipped in the stone mantapa of the temple. On the ninth day of the Katorotsava royal family performs Pooja.

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Mythological Importance of Sri . Ranganathaswamy Temple

Story of River Cauvery: There is a belief that the River Cauvery performed a prayer to Lord Ranganatha at this place. The pleased Lord Ranganatha granted the following boons to River Carvery.

  1. The river would have greater Holiness than the Ganges.
  2. The place Srirangapatna would become a holy place (Kshetra).
  3. Ranganatha would settle himself here and also fulfills the desires of devotees.


Later Lord Ranganatha then was worshiped by the Cauvery and he took the form of an idol resting on Shree Adishesha. Sri Lakshmi visited the sacred idol of Lord along with Cauvery and realized the greatness of the Great Lord. She then took bath in the sacred river and after worshiping the Lord took the form of an idol on the South East side of the Lord. 

Realizing the Spiritual Sacredness of the place God Brahma, Rudra and others came there and worshiped. Lord Bramha built temples for the God and the Goddess.
All the devas worshiped the Lord Bramha preached the Pancharathna method of worship to Narada in order to worship Lord Ranganatha.

Story of sage Gowthama

There is a legend that says sage Gowthama came here and worshipped lord Sriranganatha to come out of the sin of killing cows at his hermitage. He came here in search of Adiranga from Banks of river Godavari. He learned the worship method Pancharathna from Narada. After performing the Pooja Lord Ranganatha was pleased and Rishi Gowthama were blessed.

The architecture of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

The Architecture of Sri Ranganathaswamy temple influenced by two major dynasties one is Vijayanagara and another is Hoysala. 

Hoysala style: The four large royal pillars are crafted beautifully by 24 types of Lord Vishnu, The prakara, an array of paintings on the wall describes the mythological stories. These type of arts can be found only in Hoysala style architecture. 

Vijayanagara Style: The presence of Huge Gopura at the entrance with complex carvings represents the Vijayanagara style of architecture. 

The temple has Gopura at the entrance followed by prakara, Muktamantapa or navagraha and then garbhagruha which is a multicolumn hall (Matapa). The roof of Muktamantapa is decorated with garland. Inside Garbhagruha the Lord Srinivasa rested on the bed of Coiled 7 headed Snake Adishesha. Lakshmidevi is located at the feet of Lord Vishnu.

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Sri Ranganatha Temple Seva / Pooja list and cost

  • Kumkuma Archana ₹10 
  • Thulasi Archane ₹10
  • Sahasranama Archane  ₹20
  • Vasthra Kanike   ₹20
  • Nagha Kanike ₹20
  • Nivedana Kanike ₹20
  • Shikyothsava ₹50
  • Adyanosava  ₹50
  • Vasanthosava ₹80 
  • Suttlagudi Abhisheka  ₹100 
  • Prakarotsava  ₹100 
  • Sannidhi mantapothsava ₹100
  • Rathosavada Mantaposava ₹100
  • Rangamuddi Mantaposava ₹100
  • Chathurveedi Uthsava ₹150
  • Ammanavara Abhisheka  ₹200
  • Utsavara Abhisheka ₹200
  • Muladevara Abhisheka ₹1000

Note: Pooja Charges are exclusive of Pooja items and labor charges.

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Sri Ranganatha Temple Darshan
Normal Entry – ₹0
Special Darshan Ticket – ₹250  

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Timings 
Mon – Sun: 7 AM – 1.30 PM  &  4 PM – 8 PM 

Sri Ranganatha Temple Pooja Timings 
Abhisheka timing :  8:30 a.m. 
Mahamangalarathi :  10:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. 

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Website

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Email  
There Is No Official Email Address


Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Phone Number 
Landline   + 91 08 1974 43378  

Sri Ranganatha Temple Address 
Sri.Ranganathaswamy Temple ,
Karnataka 571438

Places near Ranganathaswamy Temple 
Daria Daulat Bagh / Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Jumma Masjid / Masjid-e-Ala 
Nimishamba Temple
Kshanambika devi temple
Kunti Betta

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 Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Accommodation

The temple has no accommodation facilities for devotees.
There are Good Hotels available in Srirangapatana which has online booking facilities. Some of the hotels are listed below. 

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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Distance
From Bangalore – 127 kilometres 
From Mysore – 17 kilometres 
From Srirangapatna – 1.8 kilometres

How to reach Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Bangalore to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple 

KSRTC (Bus)  

KSRTC and Private Buses are available from Bangalore to  Mysore(fare: ₹110/-) from there you can reach Srirangapatna bus stop.
From there, the temple can be reached by boarding bus no.313A, 313, 307 after 3 stops from the bus stop fare: ₹7/-).
Uber is also available in the city it costs fare: ₹210/-.

Bangalore to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple by Train


Trains are available from Mysore and Bangalore, you have to get down at Srirangapatna  or Pandavapura Railway Station. (fare: ₹60/-) from Bangalore and (fare: ₹10/-) from Mysore , From Railway station the temple is at a distance of 280 Meters

NOTE –  please do contact Indian Railways (IRCTC) for better clarity on train timings & updated Pricing

Airport to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple


Nearest International Airportkempegowda airport Bangalore) is 168 Kms from Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

Nearest Domestic Airport (Mandakalli Airport Mysore) is 32 Kms from Sri Rangana Temple

Bike / Car
Bangalore to Mysore

Majestic (Kempe Gowda bus station) – Nayandahalli – Bidadi – Kengeri – Ramanagara –  Channapattana – Madduru- Mandya- Srirangapattana- Sri Ranganatha Temple

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