Siddhesvara Temple (Siddheswara or Siddesvara), also known as Purada Siddeshwara was built with soapstone and is located in Haveri. The temple is similar to the Chalukyan temples based near Haveri. Initially, the temple was constructed as a Vaishnava temple, but later in the years, the Jains removed the images and thus the Shiva temple was […]
Haveri, located at the center of the state of Karnataka in India, is a small town in the district of Haveri. It's often referred to as the gateway to the north of Karnataka. Haveri is quite popular all over India for its Byadagi red chilies and cardamom. It's also the hometown of one of the greatest poets, Kanaka Dasa. This place was the center point of Chalukyan architecture which boasts of the heritage and culture that existed during ancient times. Around a 1000 maths or monasteries existed in this town during the olden times of which the Hukkeri Math still remains and is quite popular among tourists.
Nagareshvara temple, Bankapura, Haveri. Image courtesy Dineshkannambadi
Lying in the ruins of the Bankapura Fort, the Nagareshvara temple built in the 12th century is a monument of national importance which is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. The fascinating structure and carvings of the Trakeshwar temple which is an example of the architectural magnificence of the Hoysala Empire is another place of historical importance in this town. Besides these, the Galageshwar temple is also popular among tourists. The Bankapura Peacock sanctuary that is exclusively for the breeding and conservation of peacocks and the Blackbuck sanctuary near Rannebennur are also famous tourist destinations. The months from September to January is considered the best time to visit this place. Know more about Haveri here.
Galageshwara Temple is in the Haveri district of Karnataka. The temple, also knowns as Galaganatha Temple, is located in a small village named Galaganath, which was earlier known as Palluni. The village is famous for the temple, which was constructed during the rule of Chalukyas. It is a breathtaking Shiva Temple with sculptures and intricate […]
Located in the otherwise unknown town of Hangal, the Tarakeshwara temple is truly a fine example of the architectural marvel of our medieval times. The temple which is dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Shiva is assigned to the mid-12th century A.D. The name of the temple is derived from the Tarakeshwara form of Lord […]
A core area of Western Chalukya architectural activity, Haveri epitomizes the rich culture and heritage of a bygone era. Ancient temples, old tanks, a peacock sanctuary, a blackbuck sanctuary, all add up to the unique charm of Haveri. Spread across an area of 4848 sq. km, Haveri district occupies its position exactly at the center […]
District: Uttara Kanada Town: Banavasi Temple: Madhukeshwara temple Madhukeshwara Temple The Madhukeshwara Temple is located in Banavasi town in Uttara Kannada district. The Madhukeshwara Temple – Overview The Madhukeshwara temple is located in Banavasi, an ancient town on the borders of the Uttara Kannada and Shimoga districts. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed to […]
District: Haveri Town: Chaudayyadanapura Temple: The Mukteshwara Temple The Mukteshwara Temple The district of Haveri in Karnataka is dotted with hundreds of temples dedicated to different Gods and Goddesses and built by various dynasties in their own styles like the Dravidian, Hoysala, Chalukyas and Vijayanagara. The Mukteshwara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, sitting on the […]