The Ranganthaswamy sanctuary more often than not alluded to as "Sri Ranganathaswamy" in Srirangapatna, in the Mandya area of Karnataka state, India, is devoted to the Hindu god Ranganatha an appearance of the god Vishnu. It is one of the five vital journey locales of Sri Vaishnavism along the stream Kaveri for enthusiasts of Ranganatha. These five consecrated locales are as one known as Pancharanga Kshetrams in Southern India. Since Srirangapatna is the principal sanctuary beginning from upstream, the divinity is known as Adi Ranga lit; "first Ranga".
The town of Srirangapatna, which gets its name from the sanctuary, is situated on an island in the waterway Kaveri. In the sanctum, the picture of Vishnu leans back on the loops of the snake Adisesha, under a shade framed by the snake's seven hoods, with his associate Lakshmi at his feet. Flanking Vishnu are different gods from the Hindu pantheon; Sridevi, Bhudevi goddess of earth and Brahma the maker. There are other littler sanctuaries inside the complex devoted to Narasimha a symbol of Vishnu, Gopalakrishna, Srinivasa indication of Vishnu, Hanuman, Garuda and the Alwar holy people.