Monday, October 29, 2012

Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Ramanagara District

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     Episode Date : October 28, 2012   

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   Address (As said on TV):
Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple,
Tirumale Village,
Magadi Taluk,
Ramanagara District,
Karnataka State, INDIA

Temple on Google Maps:

History of this Temple:
 This ancient temple of Shri Lord Ranganatha Swamy is located in Magadi which is around 50km from Bangalore.The temple was built during the period of King Cholas and further developed by the kings of Vijayanagara Empire.Gopuram of the temple is in Dravidian style while inside the idol is in standing posture which is Vijayanagara Empire style.

Lord Ranganatha is in standing posture with 3 arms holding shanka,chakra,gada and the other one in abhaya hasta (Asdsuring hand). Usually the idol of Lord Ranganatha would be in reclining position.But here it is in standing posture.The priest said, originally it is the idol of Lord Venkateshwara and the elevated place were the temple is located  called Tirumale.

 Sage Mandavya used to penance here. This temple is also called as 'Paschima Tirupati', an alternate place to Tirupati. During the period of Tippu Sultan, mughals started destroying many hindu temples.To save this temple,they called Venkateshwara as Ranganatha, as Tippu Sultan was faithful to his god Ranganatha Swamy at Srirangapattana. One more interesting idol inside is Beleyo Ranga(Growing Ranga) which is a small idol of Ranganatha in reclining position.

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