It is a lovely island made, lovelier by its spectacular scenic grandeur and loveliest, better say holiest a superb
Vaishnavate shrine dedicated to Sri Ranganatha. And hence carved out a covetable niche in the temple that Bharatakhanda
is and goes by the august name of Madyarangam in religious literature.
Located at 80 km off Mysore, it is accessible by bus and train.
Abounding m lush green verdure around the two enchanting Gngachukki and Bharachukki water falls, created by
the two branches of river Cavery, its tourist potential seems far out-weighing its spiritual importance. The temple built in the
Hoyasala architectural model, is rich in sculptural wealth Sri Ranganatha - the principal
deity in reclining posture, like its
counterparts m Sri Rangapattana - Adyarangam near Mysore and Srirangam - Anthyarangam near
Trichy lifts the souls
and confers bliss to the devout theists, if soulful prayers are offered. It celebrates all festivals as done in Ranganatha
temples. It is a worth-seeing place for Asthikas and paryataks too.