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Karnataka Elections: Srirangapatna Assembly Constituency

By Oneindia Staff Writer

Srirangapatna is a town in Mandya district. Located 15 kms from Mysuru, Srirangapatna is of religious, cultural and historic importance. The entire town is enclosed by the river Kaveri to form a river island. While the main river flows on the eastern side of the island, the Paschima Vaahini segment of the same river flows to its west.

Karnataka Elections: Srirangapatna Assembly Constituency

The town gets its name from the celebrated Ranganathaswamy temple which dominates the town, making Srirangapatna one of the most important Vaishnavite centers of pilgrimage in south India. The temple was built by the Ganga dynasty rulers of the area in the 9th century; the structure was strengthened and improved upon architecturally some three centuries later.

Srirangapatna was the de facto capital of Mysore under Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Srirangapatna flourished as the cosmopolitan capital of this powerful state. Various Indo-Islamic monuments that dot the town, such as Tipu Sultan's palaces, the Darya Daulat and the Jumma Masjid .

Other temples in Srirangapatna include the Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple, Jyothi Mahaswara Temple, Bidhcotta Ganesha Temple, Panduranga Swamy Temple, the Sathyanarayana Swamy Temple, the Anjunaya Swamy Temple, the Ayyapa Temple, the Gangadhareswara Swamy Temple, RaganathaNagara Ganesha Temple, Lakshmi Temple and Sri raghavendra swamy mutt.

A.B. Ramesha Bandisiddegowda of JDS is the current MLA, he defeated independent candidate Ravindra Srikantaiah by 13,624 votes.

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