Ranganayakasvami Temple, Singavaram, South Arcot District
Photographer: Archaeological Survey of India
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Ranganayakasvami Temple at Singavaram from the 'Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Madras, 1894-95'. Singavaram is situated near Gingee in Tamil Nadu. Ranganayakasvami is a rock-cut temple dedicated to Vishnu Ranganatha. In this form, Vishnu sleeps on the cosmic serpent Ananta. Inside the temple, there is a large reclining image of Vishnu as Ranganatha. A similar image is also found at the Shore Temple in Mallapuram. This view shows that the temple is located on a rocky outcrop.