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Biligiri Ranganna Temple

Biligiri Ranganna Temple Mysore is perched on the top of a hill and is built in the Dravidian style of architecture. The hills are mentioned to be of Thiru Venkatanatha of Bilikal (White Rock). There are noteworthy and extremely beautiful sculptures of Saraswathi, Krishna and Anjaneya on the pillars of the Biligiri Ranganna Temple Mysore. Every year thousands of tourists from each and everyevery corner of the world and from all over India visit this beautiful temple.

History

There lies a copper plate at Biligiri Ranganna Temple Mysore on which the evidence dated is 1667. This copper plate belongs to Mudduraju, son of Trimalarajanayaka of Hadinadu and sheds light on the history of the Biligiri Ranganna Temple in Mysore in India. Initially the temple was known as Venkatanatha temple, but later on the name was changed to Biligiri Ranganna Temple when Tipu Sultan visited the temple on one of his hunting journeys and described it as a temple of Lord Ranganatha.

Description

The Biligiri Ranganna Temple, Karnataka has an historical value, unexplained tradition and legend attached to it. The tourists visiting this temple can see a massive pair of sandals. It is believed that these sandals were used by the presiding deity, Lord Ranganatha. Lord Ranganatha used the sandals to roam around the forests. It is also believed and said that the pair of sandals are out everyday on its journey and it is the duty of the villagers to customarily replace it.

It is said that Sri Rama and sage Parasurama have worshipped Lord Ranganatha on these hills. There is also a separate shrine for Lord Gangadhareshwara.