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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Bucheshwara Temple, Koravangala

28th April 2012




Koravangala is a small village about 10 km from Hassan. Here is a masterpiece of Hoysala architecture Bucheshwara Temple. Built during 12th century, this Temple is dedicated to Shiva. Thanks to ASI, this Temple complex is well maintained and preserved.



It took us more than 30 minutes to cover the short distance of 10km from Hassan. The pot hole filled and dusty Hassan-Arasikere road was pain to drive on. Situation improved after we took turn to the village. The Temple itself was not difficult to find as it is just next to the main road in the village. A small lake is situated next to the Temple.


This is an Ekakuta Temple with the main sanctum housing Shiva Linga. Opposite to the main sanctum stands the idol of Sun God Surya Narayana. We were there during power cut time and could not see it properly. The caretaker of the Temple asked us to wait for another half an hour. That was not an issue as we had ample time at our hand.


The complex also contains Kala Bhairava Temple. It was locked and caretaker mentioned that it is opened only once in a year.


Entrance of Bucheshwara Temple.


Carving on the outer walls of the Temple.


This Temple has the symbol of Hoysala “Sala fighting the Tiger” on the gopura of the Temple. 


11 comments:

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful temple and nice captures..

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Anuradha Shankar said...

nice temple!!! and lovely pics!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful architect and beautifully captured by you...

Srikanth Manjunath said...

Arvind..it is a emotional place for me. As my father native is Koravangala.

I had visited this temple..it mesmarises in every visit. The Shiva, Sun god, the architecture around the temple is too good and deserves a worth appreciation...

Your blog justifies that fact.

There are many talented people in that village as well, A house on the back side of the temple, possess a great piece of art on a tender coconut shell.... they carved rama, seetha and all.

Next time if you happen to visit the same place just enquire for the same!!!

Nice write up buddy!!!

Unknown said...

Aravind,

My name is Sachin & i wanted to visit the Madenur Dam since this dam was built by my grandfather. I read your blog about this dam. Can i contact you regarding details as to how to get to this place? Please do let me know. I would really appreciate some details regarding how to get to the Dam location,

Thanks
--
Sachin

Unknown said...

By the way my email ID is psachin.rao@gmail.com. Please do send me the details regarding the Madenur Dam,
Thanks,
--
Sachin

Kishan P said...

Thank you for this post. Im a huge fan of Hoysala Architecture too. Want to cover all of them.

Aravind GJ said...

Niranjan, Anuradha, Vineeta, Kishan
Thanks.

Sachin,
Will send a mail to you.

Srikanth,
Nice to hear that!!

ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

Good photos. Very good temple with good carvings.

Sana said...

I wonder how beautiful these places & temples could have been during kings era. The photos are yet again great!!!

Aravind GJ said...

Rajesh, Sahana,
Thanks.