Amma Mandapam and Cauvery Bridge
They are Amma Mandapam and Kaveri Bridge (Cauvery bridge) which stuns tourists and local population with its never ceasing beauty.
The holy water of Kaveri River is collected in a golden pot and carried by the temple elephant Andal. While the elephant is accompanied by mangala isai from nadaswaram and thavil (music from a wind and percussive instrument) all the way to Srirangam temple, it is a unique ceremonial kind of a scene to be delighted.
The holy water is used for Abhishekam (devotional activity) devoted to Lord Ranganatha. The amma mandapam ghat is widely used as a pilgrim’s bath spot and for rituals dedicated to forefathers.
- Location: 2 km away from Srirangam temple
- Nearest Bus Stand: Srirangam bus stand
- Best time to visit: Throughout the year
The Kaveri Bridge, also referred as 'Kaveri Paalam' is not a typical tourist site, but a long bridge which tourists cannot afford to miss. As a matter of fact, the bridge is considered as the beach of Trichy for its simple yet awesome experience it offers. Though the river is suffered from dryness for quite some time, it did not stop people from visiting the bridge. It is a kilometer-long bridge which links Srirangam Island with Trichy city.
- Location: Around 3 km from Srirangam temple
- Nearest Bus Stand: Chatram bus stand.