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Lost temples of Karnataka: Haveri

Lost temples of Karnataka: Haveri 

This Post is a part of the Chalukya Trail. Please Click here to read the main post
Overview: After visiting Rattihalli, we proceeded towards Haveri via Byadgi. The town of Byadgi is famous for its chillies or 'Byadgi mensinkaai' as it is called in Kannada. We reached Haveri at around 10am. The Siddheshwara temple, built by the Chalukyas in the 10th century is built in Dravidian style of architecture with rich carvings. The temple is made out of soapstone and the inscriptions found here is written in old Kannada. The main mantap bears the sculptures of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Some of the sculptors were damaged inside the temple. The ASI has done a good job in maintaining the temple.
Beautiful countryside Byadgi bus stand Siddheshwara temple, Haveri Langur at Haveri Langur at Haveri Siddheshwara temple, Haveri  Siddheshwara temple, Haveri Siddheshwara temple, Haveri Siddheshwara temple, Haveri Siddheshwara temple, Haveri Siddheshwara temple, Haveri Siddheshwara temple, Haveri
Nearby Haveri is Kaginele, the birthplace of the great saint Kanakadasa where he lived most of his life and wrote many of his compositions. There is a small temple dedicated to Kanakadasa and Adi Keshava at Kaginele.
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How to reach:  Bus: From Bangalore, there are direct buses to Haveri.
Car/Bike: From Davangere, head on NH4 directly to reach Haveri.
Food/Accommodation: There are some medium budget hotels to stay in Haveri.


  1. The architecture of this temple has been captured beautifully. I loved those pillars. thumbs up ! :)

  2. Wonderful post Arun. Nice shots of the beautiful temple.

  3. Nice one...Thanks for sharing. Haveri falls on the route to my native place. This time I will visit this temple.

  4. informative post consist of rich historical info

    with photos

    thanks for sharing

  5. WOW! The architectural detailing is so artistically done and you have captured it so beautifully. Loved the langur shots too!

  6. Very elaborate and interesting post at the same time.

  7. The temple architecture is amazing ! And that Langur is very nice..

  8. Lovely, scenic and very pretty.
    Beautiful photographs too to entice visitors, to this place.
    I did not know about this place so far.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Another amazing discovery by the best explorer in town.Loved the architectural details of this temple, well captured too.

  10. Good capture of the temple and the surroundings.

  11. just beautiful!

  12. Great effort in bringing another little known but architecturally splendid temple to light ! Kudos to ASI

  13. It is really a learning experience for me to go though your blog post. We need to bring these temples to life.

  14. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really love the article. It proved to be very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also engaged! I’m sure you had joy writing this article.singapore hotel deals

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  16. Thanks for the beautiful pictures..I feel connected to my roots through your blog..

  17. South India is an amazing place in India. Bangalore is especially the main attraction. I like this post as this highlights most important and most visited places around Bangalore. Thanks for sharing this handy post. This will be useful for both the new tourists as well as the ones who have visited earlier too. Thank you so much. :)

  18. Kaginele Adi keshava Raya


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