Marikamba Temple, Sirsi

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The Marikamba Temple in Sirsi, Karnataka, India, is a Hindu temple dedicated to a form of the goddess Durga. She is also known as Marigudi, where “Doddamma” denotes the “older sister” of all the Mariammas in Karnataka. The central icon is an image of the eight-armed Durga, also known by the names Renuka and Yellamma. […]

Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara Swamy Temple

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Yediyuru Siddhalingeshwara Temple is a very famous pilgrimage center located in Yedeyuru village, Kunigal city of Karnataka state in India. Although called a temple, it contains Nirvikalpa Shivayoga Samadhi of Tontada Siddalinga, a great revered Lingayata saint who flourished during the late 15th century. The temple holds annual festivals during Maha Shivaratri and Ugadi. On […]

Bhutanatha (bhoothnath) group of temples, Badami

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The Bhutanatha group of temples are 7th to 12th century Hindu temples east of Lake Agasthya in Badami, Karnataka state, India. It consists of two subgroups: one called the Eastern Bhutanatha group or main group of Bhutanatha from the 7th to the 8th century, mainly in the Dravida architectural style; the other called North Bhutanatha […]

Chennakeshava Temple, Belur

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The Chennakeshava Temple, also known as the Keshava, Kesava or Vijayanarayana Temple of Belur, is a 12th century Hindu temple in the Hassan district of the state of Karnataka, India. It was commissioned by King Vishnuvardhana in 1117 CE, on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, also called Velapura, one of the first […]

Hoysaleswara Temple

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Shiva and Parvati at the Nandi bull at the Hoysalesvara temple, Halebidu is a 12th century city located in the Hassan district of Karnataka, India. The Hoysaleswara Temple, which dates back to 1121 C.E., is astonishing in its wealth of sculptural detail. The walls of the temple are covered with an infinite variety of representations […]

Murudeshwar Temple

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Murudeshwara is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of the Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. The city is located 13 km from the taluk headquarters of Bhatkal. Murudeshwara is famous for the second tallest Shiva statue in the world, the city is located on the coast of the Arabian Sea and […]