Saturday, 23 June 2018

SRI DIVYALINGESHWARARA SHIVA TEMPLE AT HARADANAHALLI, CHAMARAJANAGAR, KARNATAKA – TALAKADU HERITAGE VISIT

17th June 2018.
During our last visit, skipped this temple for want of time. This time we had been to this temple. The temple is on the side of high way. This is the birth place of Sri Yediyur Siddalingeshwara.

Presiding deity : Sri Divyalingeshwara
Consort           : Sri Kamakshi

Some of the important details are as follows.....  
The temple is facing east with a deepa sthambam in front. The front Rajagopuram 5 tiers collapsed during 2005 rain and stands up to ceiling. The Rajagopuram walls has the reliefs like Adhikara nandhi, varunan, Pulikuthikal, manmadhan, rathi, etc...  The sanctum santorum consists of sanctum, arthamandapam and a maha mandapam. Nandhi is in the  front mandapam. The nandhi looks cute. Ashtathiku balakars reliefs are on the ceiling of the mandapam. Dwarabalakas are in the form of reliefs on a slab stone,  unlike in Tamilnadu temples. In koshtam there are no koshta devthas.   Temples for Veerabhatra, Saraswathi and Kamakshi are on the left side of Navarang mandapam.

There are no sub shrines in the prakaram. The 15 Kannada inscription tablets kept along the north side of the temple compound wall. The inscription tablets has the reliefs of moon, sun, Kattari Trident and nandhi on the top of the tablets. The temple was believed to be built during AD 1316 by Hoysala emperor Ballala-III. But another inscription carved on a huge slab behind the Saraswathi temple ascribed  to AD 1511, gives the details of  construction of this temple. In one of the inscription, it says that the temple was built by Sri Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagara Empire in commemoration of his victory in the south, Ummathur in Chamarajanagar taluk. This temple was patronised by Wadiyars.

Two hero stones and 4 pieces of ‘garudagamba’ are lying in front of the temple ground. The broken ‘garudagamba’ is about 42 feet high.


TEMPLE TIMINGS:
The temple will be kept opened between 07.00 hrs to 12.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs to 19.00 hrs.

HOW TO REACH:
Haradanahalli is about  8 KM from Chamarajanagar.
LOCATION:CLICK HERE
Ashtathikku balakas centre relief  of Nataraja

The remains of rajagopuram after the rain


Kannada inscription tablet
15 Kannada inscription tablets
 Dwarabalakas
 one of the Ashtathik balaka 

one of the Ashtathik balaka 
Pulikuthikal as a pillar relief
Cute Nandhi
Pic Courtesy : THE HINDU
---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

1 comment:

  1. 4th photo: What animals are those, a rabbit bull mix, can't tell the other one?

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