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Friday, November 18, 2016

Mahadev temple at Tamdisurla

We were just in time before closing of the temple. At the base of the western ghats was the Mahadev temple at Tamdisurla, 13th century temple dedicated to lord Shiva. Ignoring the vendors selling puja items, we proceeded towards temple. A nice path lead to the temple well preserved by ASI.

Side view of Mahadev temple

The architectural features of the temple reflects later Chalukyan and Hoysala styles. The temple stands on a simple plinth. The carvings are not so intrinsic but there are some nice stuff.

Path leading to temple

Carvings in the temple
A statue of nandi that is damaged for some reason. 



A stream flows next to the temple. There is also a waterfall that requires a walk of about 90 minutes. We did not had time for it.

Back view of the temple

Where is Tambdisurla?

The temple is about 15 km from Mollem which is situated on Panaji Belagavi highway. 

5 comments:

R Niranjan Das said...

Glad to know more about this temple.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely...

Aravind GJ said...

Niranjan, Vineeta,

Thanks for your comment.

Sagar V said...

Very beautiful temple in the mid of forest. Just refreshed my Tambdi-Surla trek, I was lucky to night camp at this place during the trek.

Aravind GJ said...

Sagar,
Thanks. Nice to hear that you did Tambdi Surla trek.