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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ruined Temples of Koravangala


28 April 2012

The village of Koravangala has three Hoysala Temples. Bucheshwara Temple mentioned in the earlier post is well maintained by ASI. The other two Temples under the control of Karnataka Government are completely in ruins.


These ruins lie opposite to Bucheshwara Temple. The complex consists of Nageshwara and Govindeshwara Temple. Both idols are missing. That might be a cause for the negligence as religious people do not take interest in preserving such Temples.


The entire structure is delicate which scared me to venture into. Luckily people had not used for nature calls!! But there were ample proof of people using this place for drinking and playing.


Undergrowth has taken over these Temples.


It looks like there was some effort before to restore the Temple. But for some reason it was stopped.


Only work the Karnataka Government did was to put up the board. They are very good at it.


13 comments:

Anuradha Shankar said...

unfortunately, all that seems to happen is putting up boards! the temple looks so beautiful in spite of its state... i wonder when we will learn to preserve our heritage and not just for religious reasons!

R Niranjan Das said...

Thats an interesting find. Hope ASI takes up its renovation work soon.

Aravind GJ said...

Anuradha,
Very true.

Niranjan,
Thanks for your comments and let us hope so.

Srikanth Manjunath said...

Arvind..really Hassan and surrounding places are beehive for hoysala architecture..The photos were nicely shot..it is pity that neither people nor the government show some respect to these places..

There are many more in and around Hassan..A temple Near Mosale (a hamlet near) is also worth visiting

Nice blog, photos, and the narration!!!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

your post is so good and should hope that people start caring about our historical properties...

Team G Square said...

Thanks for writing about these neglected temples . There is some problem in our attitude , actually we had gone in a group of so called like minded to this place , I and my wife found it hard convince these people to at least visit these temples forget about other things .Simple response was there is nothing to see there . We never know how to value our heritage and resources very sad .

Aravind GJ said...

Srikanth, Vineeta, Dhiraj,
Thanks for your comments and concerns. Hope there is an improvement in attitude of people in future.

Rakesh Holla said...

Beautiful temple but in a very bad condition...Hope ASI department will restore this temple soon...I missed few these temples in my Koravangala visit...Nice exploration.

Aravind GJ said...

Rakesh,
Thanks for your comments. I hope that the Temple will be restored.

ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

Though saw these temples by the side of the road, for some reason decided not to visit them. Now I think I should have.

Aravind GJ said...

Rajesh,
May be next time!!

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