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
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
This Temple has the symbol of
Hoysala “Sala fighting the Tiger” on the gopura of the Temple.
Labels: Hoysala, Temples, travel