Sunday, November 28, 2010


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.


Anu said...

I have encountered this too, while searching for some temples, and once in thanjavur, were led to an old, decrepit temple while looking for another.... as it happened, the decrepit temple was far more beautiful than the one we were searching for!

Team G Square said...

Nice photos , thanks for sharing . This temple was built in 3rd century according to inscription found near by .

ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

The Shiva Linga is very attractive at Talagunda. I liked the place. Very serene.

Chitrai Senthamil Selvam R said...

We are missing your great narration now a days.. :-(.

Aravind GJ said...

You are very much right. The small and lesser known Temples brings up the surprise many times.

G Square,
Thanks for the information.

You are right.

I can understand but these days I am into "shorter" trips and hence these "short" posts!!

And I never saw you commenting for my "great narrantions"!!