Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Day 4 cont. – 28th December 2011


Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy temple is devoted to Lord Ranganatha. This is one of the five temples built alongside river Cauvery as a tribute to Lord Ranganatha. It was built in 894 AD.

This is a very beautiful temple. The construction seems to be more like a fort, maybe because everything is carved out of stone.

There was a huge crowd inside the temple for darshan and the path was very narrow. Joohi was standing in front of me. I put my camera in the bag and held it against my chest. I tried my best not to pass on the shoving.

After offering prayers to Lord Ranganatha who is in reclining form (a very rare posture), we came out in the courtyard of the temple. The light was getting low. I took a few pictures and then we left.

There is a small market just outside the temple. We thought to buy a toy for Shubhang. I saw small bus toy in a shop. I asked about the price and the shopkeeper said Rs. 40, I bargained for Rs. 30 and he happily sold it to me.

Later when I looked at the MRP, it said Rs. 13. Usually for local items like this, they print a very inflated MRP so there is no point in consulting the MRP, but here was an honest toy manufacturer.

We were quite happy with whatever we were able to see at Mysore in a single day.

We reached the resort at 9:00 PM, very tired. Joohi and I had yet to walk around the resort. Since tomorrow was the last day, we planned to wake up at 5:30 am and have a look.


Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Photographs
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The temple
The temple
Gopuram of the temple
Gopuram of the temple
Inside the temple complex
Inside the temple complex
Statues carved in stone
Statues carved in stone
A plant of Tulsi (Holy Basil) inside the temple courtyard
A plant of Tulsi (Holy Basil) inside the temple courtyard
A chariot to carry the idol during religious processions
A chariot to carry the idol during religious processions
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