Tuesday, 26 June 2018

SRI JANARDANA TEMPLE AT MALINGI or TADI MALINGI, NEAR KOLLEGAL, KARNATAKA – A TALAKADU HERITAGE VISIT.

17th June 2018.
It was learnt that, there is also an another 11th century Chozha period temple in dilapidated condition in the same village Tadimalingi on the south bank of river Kavery. The Village Tadimalingi is just opposite to Talakadu. When Mr John had shown the picture of this temple  to the villagers,  nobody could identify. Finally the same auto driver who guided us to the Sri Mahalingeswara temple came to our rescue and send a person to show to us.

The temple was dedicated to Lord Vishnu as Janardana. Only the temple up to the ceiling exists and completely hidden under the  thick vegetation growth on it.  The sanctum sanctorum consists of sanctum, antarala, arthamandapama and an open / porch mandapam. The is no murthis inside the temple. The Pillars are very simple with simple capital / pothyal. The out side earth was covered up to jagathi and the sanctum was built with pathabanda athisdanam.

As per the Tamil inscriptions the temple was built during 10th century Rajaraja-I. As per the inscription the place was renamed as Jananathapura after the victory of Talakad. The inscription speaks about the donation given to the temple for burning perceptual lamp. During Chozha period an agraharam was also established on the banks of river Kaveri.

A stone chekku is also found near the temple with partially visible Chozha period inscription. Hope this might have been used to extract oil to burn lamp in the temple.

HOW TO REACH:
Tadimalingi is on the way  from Talakadu to Kollegal and about a KM off main road.

LOCATION:CLICK HERE
                                                        Outer porch / verandah

 Simple pillar and capital (Pothyal) 
 Kumbh and Lamp in the makara thorana of the niche 
 Chozha King Rajaraja-I inscription
 Stone Chekku ( Grinder or the oil extractor)
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