Monday, 26 August 2013

Lost temples of Karnataka: Aralaguppe

Lost temples of Karnataka: Aralaguppe

This Post is a part of the Hoysala Diary. Please Click here to read the main post
Overview: From Turuvekere we reached Aralaguppe passing through the beautiful countryside. Aralaguppe also has a number of old temples, one of which is the Keshava temple which we visited. The temple can be easily reached and one does not get the crowd to disturb as it is not known to many people. Built on a 4ft platform, the temple is carved exquisitely with sculptors of animals, dancers and many deities, also many carvings depicting various scenes from the Mahabharata. The interiors of the temple also has beautiful carvings and the beautiful idol of Keshava.
Keshava temple, Aralaguppe countryside near Aralaguppe Keshava temple, Aralaguppe Keshava temple, Aralaguppe  Keshava temple, Aralaguppe Keshava temple, Aralaguppe Keshava temple, Aralaguppe Keshava temple, Aralaguppe Peacock crossing the road near Aralaguppe
References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aralaguppe
How to reach: By Car: We started from Bangalore taking the Bangalore-Mangalore road, before Bellur Cross, watch out for a sign board indicating Turuvekere. Turn left and reach Turuvekere. From there proceed towards Aralaguppe, from there, take the forest road which leads to Arsikere. From there Haranahalli is around 8kms. After Haranahalli, we proceeded towards Javagal.
Food/Accommodation: Accommodation is available in Arsikere. So plan to reach Arsikere by evening to make the night stay.
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15 comments:

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  2. Its not lost now since you found it :P
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  3. The extraordinary sculptures and carvings are incredibly beautiful and amazing.

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  4. the temple is a significant architectural reminiscence and tells us the story of the great ancient culture of India...
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  5. Amazing architecture of this temple. I love this place I hope so in future i go there thank you so much for these picture.Nice pictures and nice blog.

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