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The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Author Index
Introduction Lord Srikanteswara...
Mother Chamundeswari... Lord Ranganatha...
Talakaveri & Its Glory Lord Chennakesava...
Lord Hoyaleswara... Lord Manjunath...
Balakrishna Of Udipi Mother Sarada...
Mookambikai Koil... Lord Mahabaleswar...
Lord Virupaksha... Lord Narasimha...
Guru Dattatreya... Some Shrines Superb
Convenience Of Visitors
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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LORD RANGANATHA OF SRIRANGAPATTANA

HISTORICITY

Srirangapattana etched its name on the pages of both legends and history of our Punya Bharat and it started with the formation of island by the river Cauvery. Indeed it is the gift of Cauvery out and out. Its location was found to be highly covetable strategically. Rulers realising its importance built forts and battlements for their safety. They built temples too and it was in 1894 AD. Tirumalaraya built a grand temple with imposing tower and enshrined the image of Sriranganatha - Mahavishnu in reclining posture. And he named the then flourishing city as Rangapura or Rangapattana. Later Udayadithya, the brother of famous Vishnuvardhana renovated it in 1120, rather expanded it in all directions. It came later under the suzerainty of Vijayanagara emperors. The Wodeyers wrested it from the viceroys of the Vijayanagara and then it passed on to Haidarali and Tippu, but the Jackal Britishers managed to occupy it by their damananiti. Whoever may be the ruler - Indian or alien, the temple remained as a place of worship and received adoration from all sans sacrilege. There lies the glory of the Lord, and that speaks the catholocity of the people, who lived thrived and died on this punyadham. And it has been luring a steady influx of tourists and theists due to its natural beauty, architectural splendour and spiritual sublimity since 10th century historically.

 

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About  Lord Ranganatha Of Srirangapattana
Introduction
Uniqueness Pg1
Uniqueness Pg2
Antiquity Pg1
Antiquity Pg2
Emergence... Pg1
Emergence... Pg2
The Sage Kaveru....
You are Here! Historicity
The Temple Complex Pg1
The Temple Complex Pg2
The Archamurthi Pg1
The Archamurthi Pg2
The Archamurthi Pg3
The Archamurthi Pg4
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