Friday, October 31, 2008

Aghoreshwara Temple, Ikkeri

3rd October 2008



Ikkeri is a village situated 3 kms from Sagar in Shimoga district. The importance of Ikkeri is Aghoreshwara (Shiva) Temple in the centre of the village. It was built by Keladi Nayakas. Incidentally, Ikkeri was the capital of Keladi Nayakas for few years.




The Temple architecture is influenced by both Hoysala and Vijayanagar style.



Ikkeri was made as the capital by Sadashiva Nayaka during mid Sixteenth century. After nearly some 100 years, Bijapur Sultans plundered Ikkeri. The palaces where Kings used to stay are all gone now. Only remaining structure of old times is Aghoreshwara Temple, which is maintained well.

How to reach Ikkeri:
From Sagar BH road bus stop, take the road towards Holebagilu. After 2 kms, there is a diversion to Ikkeri towards right. One more km on that road will directly lead to Temple.


More photos of Ikkeri can be seen here.

3 comments:

Meera said...

Hi Aravind,

I like your blog and the photos, and especially the places you write about! I wrote an article for Deccan Herald on Ikkeri recently. You can also see it at my blog: http://nichepartition.blogspot.com. Did you see the old Jain basadi at Keladi?

Aravind GJ said...

Hi Meera,
Nice to see your blog. Very detailed description of Keladi and Ikkeri.

I was not aware of Jain Basadi in Keladi. Missed it. Will see when i visit next time.

P.N. Subramanian said...

A beautiful temple indeed. Thanks for the info.