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Srirangapatna Travel Guide

Srirangapatna is an oviform island made by the two branches of river Cauvery. It is situated in the district of Mandya. The whole of the destination is circumvented by the River Kaveri and provides a panorama of an island. The holiday destination has historic, cultural and religious importance. History states that Lord Buddha gave his visit and stayed on one of the islands near Srirangapatnam.

This holiday destination got its name from the celebrated Ranganathaswamy temple. This temple commands the town which is the ground that Srirangapatna is one of the most significant Vaishnavite spiritual destinations of South India. In the 9th century this temple was constructed by the rulers of the Ganga dynasty.

The existence of the Kaveri River is considered auspicious and approving. The Paschima Vaahini division of the Kaveri at Srirangapatna is believed particularly blessed. It is here that the devotees come from far and wide to plunk the ashes of the dead soul and perform subservience to their ascendants in these waters.

The holiday destination of Srirangapatna was the capital of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. In the 18th century the Marathas attacked Srirangapatna and forced great payments. Hyder Ali drew back the Marathas and thus upheld the Kingdom. But in the year 1799 Tipu fought a fierce combat against the British and he fell down bravely thus affirming his capital.

A fort was constructed at Srirangapatna by a feudal lord in 1537 and it had four main entrances. It had a double wall defense arrangement. The architectural fashion of the fort is said to be Indo-Islamic and a Persian lettering on the gateway depicts the date of construction.

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