Ranganath temple :
According to the achari, the sanctum of the ranganatha temple was first consecrated in early 12th century by the chola ruler and the temple has undergone renovations and expansions since. Based on an inscription on a garuda stamba in front of the temple, the tall decorative gopuram were added by the famous vijayanagara empire King krishnadevaraya in 1524 AD. Contributers were also made by the mysore regent tippu sultan, and the Maharaja of Mysore. The ranganath temple complexes consists of several shrines which includes sanctums for the hindu deities Rama, Sita, Anjaneya, Lakshmi, Venu gopalakrishna and ranganath. Legend has it that the main deity was installed by sage mandavya lending the location the name "Mandavya kshetra". The pillars in the temple have attractive sculptures in relief. On either side of the temple entrance are two large colourful images of elephants.