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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. Source: lizavetta / Adobe Stock.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple: The 700-Year-Old Temple of Colors (Video)


The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in southern India is an exceptional record of history, offering a window into the past that extends across 700 years. The temple's striking exterior is a melange of colors, a mosaic of vibrant shades that reflect the profound devotion of its creators. Dedicated to Ranganatha, a reclining manifestation of Lord Vishnu, this expansive complex comprises over a hundred meticulously crafted structures.

The pyramid-shaped towers of the temple, hewn from sandstone, soapstone, and granite, punctuate the landscape with their understated yet imposing presence. Beyond their architectural significance lies a spiritual haven, drawing both worshippers and enthusiasts to immerse themselves in its rich legacy. Exploring the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple means not only traversing physical space but also journeying through time itself. Every wall, structure, and hue recount a story that connects the present with a vibrant and enduring past, preserving a connection that spans centuries.

Top image: Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. Source: lizavetta / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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