Shivalaya, Arasikere

8th September 2010

When I heard the name of this Temple for the first time, I thought that this must be some new Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was later that I realized that it was a Hoysala styled Temple called as Chandramouleshwara Temple but known as “Shivalaya” among locals.

A short detour on Bengaluru – Shimoga highway in Arasikere town would lead to this Temple.

The most intriguing aspect of this Temple is a dome shaped stone structure. This is not very much seen in Hoysala styled architecture.

Being a “live” Temple, this place has lot of visitors.

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