The temple complex comprises of the entire Island of Srirangam! For beginners, yes Srirangam is an river Island and the entire Island is nothing but the temple itself, with houses, shops everything inside the Temple's enormous complex.
It was a Sunday and an auspicious month of Margazhi(Tamil calendar) hence the crowd was on the high. There was more than a mile long que to darshan main deity of the temple Sri Renganathar temple.
So I decided to skip the main part to darshan and started exploring the temple. Believe me, a whole week would be required to completely explore the temple.
Photography is not permitted in many part of the temple, so beware where you are taking your picture to avoid any consequences.
After visiting the abode of Lord Hanuman, Lord Parthasarathy, Lord Ranganayagi, Lord Ram and more forms of Lord Vishnu..I was resting in a Mandapam adorned with marvelous sculptures.
It's actually a series of pillars with warriors on a Horse. But each pillar and each warrior are different and depicted with so many intricate details.
I am still amazed how such fine workmanship was established with only simple tools of early 16th century.
Hunting a Tiger: One pillar depicts a hunting scene, in which I was amazed by the details of strips on tiger, the sword piercing through the flesh and coming out of the other side of tiger, the decorations on the horse back, teeth of horse and even the tail hair was detailed in the pillar. One must really be there to understand this masterpiece.