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Srirangam temple

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Source: TH

 Context: The Prime Minister visited Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, marking the first visit by a serving Prime Minister to the temple, according to temple priests.

 

Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, also known as Srirangam Temple, is a Hindu temple in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Ranganatha, a form of Vishnu. The temple is considered the first and most important of the 108 main Vishnu temples. 

It is constructed in Dravidian style and temple Complex has 21 sculpted Gopurams, 50 sub-shrines, and 9 sacred pools (tanks).

Situated on island of Srirangam bounded by Cauvery and Kollidam (tributary of Cauvery) Rivers.