12 September 2010

When I asked a villager for the direction to Pranaveshwara Temple at Talagunda, his reply surprised me. “It is a small Temple. You may not like it.”

I do not blame him for his ignorance. People are too busy in their lives to look back into the history.

Talagunda is a place that can be easily missed out. Once a place of religious learning, Talagunda is now a small village with little resemblance to its great past. Mayuravarma, the first ruler of Kadamba dynasty (and the first native king of Karnataka) was from this place.

As mentioned by the villager the Pranaveshwara Temple is a small structure with an impressive Shiva Linga. The pillar with inscriptions about Kadamba dynasty gives a information about the glorious past.

 Talagunda is about 4km from Balligavi.

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