Melukote is in Pandavapura Taluk of Mandya District. It is one of the important sacred places in Karnataka for SriVaishnavas. It is said Sri Ramanujaacharya stayed in Melukote fro 12 years, in the 12the century. So it has become a prominent centre of the Srivaishnava Sect.
It is located at a distance of 51km from Mysore.
Places of Interest
- Cheluvanarayana swamy Temple: It is the main temple of Melukote. This temple is dedicated to Lord Cheluva Narayana swamy or Thirunarayana.
- Yoga Narasimhaswamy Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Yoga Narasimhaswamy. It is built on the top of the hill.
- Kalyani or Pushkarini
- Melukote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary
Also see Melkote