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5 Famous Temples in Mandya

Written by: Akshatha Vinayak
Published: Friday, July 15, 2016, 15:56 [IST]
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Sometimes it is nice to go on a temple tour; just to feel the peace of mind or cater to the inner beliefs. Usually, it is the youngsters who often feel bored in such travels. Fret not, one way to make your religious tour a happening one is to explore the surroundings of the shrine and also knowing about the mythologies relating to the place.

Legends always keep you engaged and takes off your boredom. Many times, it is also the picturesque nature in which the temples are located that makes for enjoyable travel. Here let us make a tour around some famous temples in Mandya District! We dare say there are many, our focus here is on the popular ones.

 Famous Temples in Mandya

Cheluvanarayanaswamy Temple
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Cheluvanarayanaswamy Temple, Melkote

On a hill called Yadugiri sits the Cheluvanarayana decked in ornaments. Melkote Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple is one of the famous temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Karnataka. This temple flourished under the rule of Mysore Kingdom. Legend has it that the idol of the God was lost and was later found by Sri Ramanujacharya. In fact, it was because of him that Sri Vaishnava tradition spread in this region while he stayed here for 12 years.

 Famous Temples in Mandya

Ranganatha Swamy Temple
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Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Srirangapatna

The land of Ranga, Srirangapatna gets its name from the Ranganatha Swamy Temple. Ranganatha ( a form of Lord Vishnu) is the presiding deity here. Ranganatha Swamy Temple is known for the religious as well as architectural significance. The Vijayanagara Style of architecture and the later modifications by Hoysala kings makes it one of the beautiful temples in Karnataka.

 Famous Temples in Mandya

Basaralu Mallikarjuna Temple
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Basaralu Mallikarjuna Temple

Basaralu Mallikarjuna Temple is yet another exotic Hoysala architecture. Basaralu temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva has been listed as a national monument. The intricately carved sculptures and the temple complex is worth a visit in Mandya district.

Saumya Keshava Temple  Photo Courtesy: Dineshkannambadi

Saumya Keshava Temple
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Saumya Keshava Temple, Nagamangala

An old world charm invites us to Saumya Keshava Temple in Nagamangla. The vast temple complex with exotic carvings and sculptures keep us engaged here. Saumyakeshava or Soumya Keshava Temple is also dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Temple is very near to Nagamangala bus stand.

Famous Temples in Mandya

Karighatta Temple
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Karighatta Temple

Perched on a small hill on the Bangalore-Mysore Highway, Karighatta is famous the temple of Lord Srinivas or Venkataramana (a form of Vishnu). Karighatta, which means 'Black Hill', is a scenic destination as well as a Hindu religious site. A visit here is a must in Mandya district.

Have a happy temple tour in Mandya!

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