07th December 2017
After Gaurisvara temple’s visit we headed to this temple on the way to Somanathapura. This 16th Century Vijayanagara Period Shiva temple was constructed in Dravidian architecture.
Iraivan : Sri Shankareswarar
Some of the important features of this temple are….
This temple is facing east with a 5 tier Rajagopuram with out much stucco images. A Deepa sthambam is in front of the Rajagopuram ( relief of Varuna sitting on a fish ). Dwajasthambam and Pali peedam are immediately after the Rajagopuram.
The Sanctum sanctorum consists of Sanctum, Antarala and Arthamandapam. In Arthamandapam Ambal in sitting posture, Sapthamathirika Panel, Durgai, Vinayagar. On the back side of the sanctum 5 sannathis for Pancha boothas. There is no moortham in the devakoshtam.
In prakaram, the ( Nayak? ) king who build this temple, Sandikeswar in standing posture facing west, Ambal, Naagar.
The temple will be kept opened between 07.00 Hrs to 10.00 Hrs.
HOW TO REACH:
Mugur is on the way between Tirumakudalu Narasipura and Thalavadi after Chamarajanagar and buses are available from both the places.
Ambal with sapthamathirika Panel
The ( Nayak? ) king who build this temple
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