Sivasamudram - Sri Ranganatha Devalaya
It is a lovely island, made lovelier by its spectacular scenic grandeur-, and
loveliest, better say holiest by the superb Vaishnavate shrine dedicated to Sri
Ranganatha. And hence carved out a covetable niche in the temple that Bharat
Khanda is, and by the august name of Madyarangam in religious literature.
in lush green verdure amidst the two enchanting Gangachukki and Bharachukki
water falls, created by the branches of river Cauvery, its tourist potential
seems far out weighing its spiritual importance. The temple built in the
Hoyasala architectural model, is rich in sculptural wealth. Sri Fanganatha - the
principal deity in reclining posture, like its counterparts in SriRangapattana -
Adyarangam near Mysore and Sriraiwam - 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 paryatakas too.
It is located at 80 km off Mysore, the erst-while capital of the then Mysore
state and it is accessible by bus and train.