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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Yoga Narasimha temple, Baggavalli

Yoga Narasimha temple at Baggavalli was the second Hoysala temple we visited on the way to my native place. It was about 2PM when we reached Baggavalli village, which was about 15 km from Birur. It seemed to be an odd time to visit the temple and I expected it to be closed.


But surprisingly the temple was open and the priest was performing puja when we entered. He said that he would have closed the door in another 10 minutes. Great timing!!



Since the temple is also used as a place of worship, it is in a better shape. The idol of Yoga Narasimha was intact and beautiful!! 


The temple was built in 13th century. It has some good sculptures on the walls that are still in a good shape. Notable among them were Vishnu and Lakshmi and Narasimha sculptures.




I took a long time to look at the temple. In the meantime, Tanu was very much charged up and went round the temple many times!! 


Baggavalli is about 15 km from Tarikeri and Birur.