Kan: ಶ್ರೀರಂಗಪಟ್ಟಣ śrīraṅgapaṭṭaṇa

‘Sri Ranga City’  [Seringapatnam] Temple Town, Karnataka 

From Sri Ranga, ‘(name for) Vishnu’; and Kan: paṭṭaṇam, ‘(port/coastal) town’, ‘city’. 

The city is named after the 10thC Sri Ranganthaswamy temple. Sri Ranga(natha) is the the reclining form of Lord Vishnu, portrayed resting on the serpent Adisesha.

Sri Rangapatnam was the capital city of Mysore Kingdom under the rule of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan in the 18thC and the site of the Siege of Seringapatam in 1799 that ended the Anglo-Mysore Wars.

The town is an island where the Kaveri river splits into two. The Island town, its fort and temple, are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Karnataka place names.

 

Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatna

Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatna          ChinyaSuhail