About Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Nestled in the culturally rich city of Mandya, the Ranganthaswamy temple is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha who is a manifestation of Lord Vishnu. Inside the Srirangapatna Fort, the temple is situated on the banks of Kaveri River. Inside the temple, the Lord's idol can be seen in resting posture on a bed of serpent known as Aadi Sesha. It is said that the Aadi Sesha has seven heads. According to the people, the idol of the deity of this temple is one of the biggest idols of Lord Vishnu in reclining posture. Also, the main goddess of this sacred place is Ranganayaki. The carvings and the structure of the temple are really captivating. Depicting an example of Hoysala architectural style, the entrance of the temple has beautifully crafted pillars with 24 forms of Lord Vishnu. Moreover, the temple’s Prakaram can be seen painted with a number of arranged mythological stories. Vijayanagar style of architecture can also be witnessed by looking at the Gopuram of the temple. The magnificent walls of this sacred place look similar to those around forts. Moreover, surrounding the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, there is a Navaranga Mandapam.

Outstanding Universal Value

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple was constructed by Ganga cheitain Tirumalaraya in 9th Century AD. However, its huge tower and pillared hall were built in multiple stages. Also, it received huge assistance from Vijayanagara kings, Hoysala, Mysore Wodeyars and Hyder Ali. In 1454 A.D, the temple was enlarged by the then Viceroy of the Vijayanagara dynasty, Thimmana. This place of religious relevance helps devotees to attain spiritual salvation. It is believed that taking a bath in the Cauvery River removes the evils of a person and helps them attain Moksha.

Monument Information


Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Srirangapatna, Mandya District, Karnataka -571 438

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Kempegowda International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Krishnarajasagar Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Bus Station, Srirangapattana

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 7:30 AM
  • Closing Time :8:00 P.M.


  • Monsoon : Maximum: 28 °C Minimum: 23°C

    Summer : Maximum: 34 °C Minimum: 24 °C

    Winter : Maximum: 32 °C Minimum: 21 °C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (November to March)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Light & Sound Show
  • Signages (In Braille as well)
  • Ramps for differenly abled
  • Benches
  • Toilets for Ladies and Gentlemen
  • Drinking Water
  • Audio guide facility
  • CCTV

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Mr. Arun Raj T
  • Phone: 91-080-25537348, 22522532(T-f), 8236252045
  • E-mail: circleban.asi@gmail.com

Museums near monument

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.