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About Ranganathaswamy Temple

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Ranganathaswamy Temple near Mysore hold extreme significance for the religiously inclined tourists. It was originally built in 894 A.D and was later expanded by some famous names in the history such as Hoysalas, Vijayanagar monarchs, Mysore Wodeyars and Hyder Ali. Having fort-like walls, the temple has an imposing tower and two huge rectangular enclosures. In the shrine, you get to see the empowering idol of Lord Vishnu sitting on the snake coil. There are images of other gods and goddesses flanking the supreme deity. Shrines of Ranganayaki, Narasimha, Sudarshana, Gopalakrishna, Srinivasa, Rama and Panchamukha Anjaneya are also established inside the complex.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 0.5 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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