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Bell tower / Watch tower
It is situated opposite to Ranganathar temple. It is made of granite. The base is of square shape and the upper part is of circular shape. At the top of the tower a big bronze bell is hooked, the sound of which is heard even in distant villages. The French took the bell from here to Pondicherry.



Ranganathar temple
It is situated on 900 feet high hill. Art and architecture of this temple belong to the Nayak period. This temple is facing in the North East corner of the citadel and is in typical Vijayanagar style of architecture. The mukha mandapa of the temple supported by four pillars is approached by a flight of steps in the southern side. The main shrine dedicated to Lord Ranganathar is facing East.



We can enter vertical Rajagiri fort through this draw-bridge only. This bridge is made of wood. When there is a war, this bridge is drawn in so that enemies can't enter inside. It is 6 feet wide and 20 feet in length. Now it is a bridge fixed permanently for visitors use to enter.

To the south of the bell tower, there is small stone mandapam over which a cannon of 12 feet is kept. No.930  No 616 at the center, No. 7560 at the lower and the Tamil words "CHOTTEJ" are written on the cannon.

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