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Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi

Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi

A well-known abode of Lord Krishna in Karnataka. The temple is consecrated by Sri. Madavacharya-the proponent of “Dvaita” philosophy in the 13th century. The Legend is that the idol of little Lord Krishna of this…

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Hoysaleswara (Lord Shiva) Temple,  Halebid

Hoysaleswara (Lord Shiva) Temple, Halebid

A gem of Hoysala Hindu temple architecture. This temple is widely acknowledged as one of the best specimen for the Hindu temple architecture in India. The temple is a fusion of two shrines, both dedicated…

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Chenna Kesava (Lord Krishna) Temple, Belur

Chenna Kesava (Lord Krishna) Temple, Belur

A master piece of Holysala architecture, built by the Holysala ruler Vishnuvardhan in 1117 AD. There are many versions on the origin of the temple. Many believe the Holysala king built this temple to commemorate…

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Nanjundeswara (Lord Shiva) Temple, Nanjangud

Nanjundeswara (Lord Shiva) Temple, Nanjangud

A famous abode of Lord Shiva in Karnataka; one of the biggest Hindu temples in the State. The name ‘Nanjundeswara’ means “the god who drinks poison”. Legend related to the Palazhi Mathan (churning of the…

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Cheluva Narayana (Lord Vishnu) Temple, Melkote

Cheluva Narayana (Lord Vishnu) Temple, Melkote

A prominent centre of Vaishnavite movement in Karnataka. The temple is made famous by Sri. Ramanucharya – the famous Vaishnavite saint. It is believed, Sri. Ramanuja spent 12 years of his life at this temple.…

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Vaidyanatheswara (Lord Shiva) Temple, Talakad

Vaidyanatheswara (Lord Shiva) Temple, Talakad

Before going to the story of the temple, a brief introduction of the town of Talakad becomes necessary. Talakad is a small, but historic town on the South Karnataka, dotted with many temples of ancient…

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Prasanna Chenna Kesava (Lord Krishna) Temple, Somnathpur

Prasanna Chenna Kesava (Lord Krishna) Temple, Somnathpur

An immortal contribution of the Holysala rulers to the Hindu temple architecture. The temple is built by Sri. Somnath, the Commander of the Hoysala ruler Narasimha (1254-91 AD). The striking feature of this temple is…

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Chamundeswari (Goddess Durga) Temple, Mysore

Chamundeswari (Goddess Durga) Temple, Mysore

A famous abode of Goddess Durga in Karnataka. The deity of this temple is the family deity of the Maharajas of Mysore. This Temple is the focal point of famous Dasara celebration in the month…

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Umamaheswar  (Lord Shiva)Temple , Nandi hills

Umamaheswar (Lord Shiva)Temple , Nandi hills

Here Lord Shiva is worshipped as a married man along with his consort Goddess Parvati. The temple is built by Hoysalas. Being a Hoysala contribution, the temple is lavish in architectural style. It has beautiful…

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Arunachaleswar (Lord Shiva) Temple, Nandi hills

Arunachaleswar (Lord Shiva) Temple, Nandi hills

This temple, adjacent to the Bhoga Nandeeswara temple, worships Lord Shiva as a lad or in his childhood form. The temple is originally built by the Ganga rulers. Lord Ganesh Shrine where he is worshipped…

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