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Srirangam (srērŭngˈgəm) [key], town (1991 pop. 70,109), Tamil Nadu state, SE India, on an island in the Kaveri River. It is noted for a group of temples to Vishnu (built c.1600), which attract many Hindu pilgrims. Srirangam is also a market for grain, sugarcane, and pepper.

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