Srirangaptna (also called Seringapatnam) is an historical town located
near Mysore. Kaveri River splits into two before the town and its two
canals, called Poorvavahini and Paschimavahini, encircle the place,
forming this small island town.
Srirangapatna gets its name from the Ranganatha Swamy Temple that
dominates its landscape. The temple is one of the major Vaishnavite
pilgrim destination in the region. Srirangapatna also has its place in
history as a vassal of Vijayanagar empire, which was captured by the
king of Mysore in early 17th century. In later years it became of the
capital city of Tipu Sultan who was killed by the British Army in the
battle of Seringapatam in 1799.
Today, the tourist town is known for its historical remains as well as
natural attractions of the riverine ecology surrounding the town.
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