Thursday, July 10, 2014

Srirangapatna

Srirangapatna is a town of great cultural, religious and historic importance just 20 kms from the city of Mysore. As per the several inscriptions the history of the place dates back to 10th century when Hoysala Kings built the city. This place became the seat of the local Viceroys of the Vijaynagar empire during 15th century. 



In the 17th century it was taken over by Wodeyars and became their set of power and it was later taken over by Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan. The town takes its name from the celebrated Ranganathaswamy temple which dominates the town.



Other than the famous temple one can also see here Tippu's Summer PalaceApart from the above, there are several sites of interest in this small town:
  • Jumma Masjid
  • Obelisk
  • Dungeon
  • Tippu's palce of Death
  • Gumbaz

Nearby places of interest are:

32 comments:

Cloudia said...

Many lifetimes would be necessary to appreciate India!





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Siddhartha Joshi said...

Nice shots! I would love to see the image of the Obelisk as well...
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ladyfi said...

So very lovely!

Christian Weiß said...

Great place.

Sylvia K said...

The pale skies do make a great backdrop for your wonderful captures, Rajesh! Enjoy your weekend!!

krishna said...

nice informative post..

Photo Cache said...

have you been to every state in india? there's so much to see and experience in that great country. thanks for the little taste every week.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A temple reaching to the sky! Lovely!

Open Path, Open Sky

D. Prabhu said...

Nice details in photos :)

Gattina said...

What a beautiful architecture !

R Niranjan Das said...

Its a beautiful river island with wonderful attractions.

Leovi said...

Exquisite pictures, I love these temples, wonderful on the sculptures!

Thomas Lee said...

beautiful temple

Le regard est le médiateur des coeurs. said...

Superbe !

Margaret Adamson said...

Great place

NatureFootstep said...

strange to see something ,more or less, modern in your country.

Birgitta said...

Interesting and great photos!

Viera said...

such a beautiful architecture...great place...

Barb said...

Hi Rajesh, I'm touring your country again through your photos. Those layered temples must have taken years to build.

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Very Nice..!

Jeevan said...

Beautiful captures on the temple towers! My parents always wish to visit this town... Nice info

Ruth Kelly said...

Your country has so many temples and intricate building that are amazing.

Kathe W. said...

your photos tempt me to come to your country and see this for myself!

robin. said...

such detail in those buildings. beautiful.

Alexander said...

Good documentary of the place and nice photos of the surroundings.

Alexander
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lorik said...

I always enjoy a trip back to India through your photos.

Moon said...

Beautiful work of architecture! Srirangapatna... the name immediately reminds of His Majesty Tipu Sultan. Hope to visit some day. Thank you for sharing lovely temple images.

Indiawilds said...

This town has a place in history. I just came back from there. Nice to read your post.

Yogi Saraswat said...

The special architect of southern temples always attract. very beautiful photos here.

Sweta Biswal said...

been to this place twice..it is lovely

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Beautiful!
I have been there as a child..i remember the Summer palace :)

Archana Chaurasia Kapoor said...

Beautiful place and lovely pictures :) have yet to go there!