Karnataka temples are the major tourist attractions of the state. The Karnataka temples reveal the divine ancestry of the nation over and above the architectural skill experienced in the country at the time rule of the kings. The Karnataka Temples were constructed principally by the Chalukyas, the Hoysalas and the Cholas. Sophisticated sculpture, stone construction, and various extra features discriminate a temple of one era by another.
The temples and even the rock cut temples which constructed in the Dravidian style chiefly tells us the Karnataka temples that were built at the time of Chalukyas in their region. The qualities of the sculpture are apparent on the temples and are worth appreciating.
The star shaped platform temples are the temples in Karnataka in India that were constructed by the Hoysalas. Hoysalas temples will be distinguished easily since of its monolithic pillars along with sculptural designs. The temples constructed in the Hoysalas rule depict sculptural intelligence. Somanathapura, Halebid and Belur are the places where you can see a lot of Hoysalas temples.
The temples in Karnataka constructed during the ruling period of the great Vijayanagar kingdom are noticeable by proud entry towers and gigantic pillared mandapas. The temples constructed in the course of this era remind you of the style of temples which were constructed in Tamil Nadu. In front of all these temples, they bear the pradakshinapatha as well as maha mandapa. The Karnataka temples that are built by the Wodeyars are architectural and are much comparable to the temples that are built in keralite style. The aura of calmness and harmony surrounds the Karnataka temples. The temples that have a lot of contribution in attracting tourist are.
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The ISKCON society that owns Krishna Realization believes true contentment lies in divine pursuing. Spiritual seekers will join the society to catch deeper truths of life. ISKCON Temple which is situated in Bangalore has a glorious temple constructed above a hillock that appeals tourists all-round the year. The hillock is about seven acres and Sri Radha Krishna temple is always celebrated for its architectural splendor. It is constructed in a neo-traditional style merging elements of customary architecture together with modern advantages. The Rajagopuram is adorned by ornamental archways and brightened water cascades. Recitals in addition to festivals will be celebrated in the open-air amphitheater in the premises of the temple. You will see four temple gates that are called to be the ‘gopurams’. The gates are linked through glazed glass canopies which will form the leading hall that clutches the Hari Naam Kirtan.
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Omkareshwar Temple is the religious and spiritual temple that predominantly for Lord Shiva devotees and also for another tourist. The temple is located in Coorg. The temple was built in the year of 1820 by Lingarajendra II and it is an excellent mix of Islamic and Gothic styles of architecture. The serenity and the Mother Nature beauty of the place give you a great harmony and power to its guests.
Natives here state that the temple is having a history late which describes that, due to some political goals Lingarajendra II killed a Brahmin. Furthermore, so as to pacify Brahmin’s soul, he built this holy shrine. It was also said that later this Brahmin turn out to be a Brahmarakshasa and was keep on troubling the king till he constructs a Shiva linga in the same temple. Henceforth, now the Shiva linga is termed as the Omkareshawar.
This temple is very greatly eminent for its artistic beauty and it is situated in Chitradurga. When you take Badam this is the most important temple. It is actually a cave temple. This temple exhibits the stunning sculpture created out of rocks and worth visiting this place.
The astonishing and wonderful temple is an enormous kettle that is said to belong to the legendary personality Bhima of Mahabharata. The shrine, walls, doors, and entrance is all prettily carved. The temple holds a structural worth. The outstanding art and monument of the Dravidians are exposed through the fine artwork depicted by this temple. The sculptures presented in this temple state the ironic culture as well as dazzling architectural talents of the great Dravidians.
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Vithala Temple Hampi is situated on the southern bank of the River Tungabhadra. The temple has to be reached through the west by walking alongside the river bank by Hampi Bazaar then also by the east over the Talarigattu Gateway. This temple is the World Heritage monument, and the relic of the place of worship is in a reasonably best state of protection. The Vithala Temple that is situated in Karnataka is devoted to the Lord Vishnu. This temple has pretty a worthy reputation in by means of equally, the range of charms that symbolizes the shrines inside the temple courtyard in addition to the excellence and delicacy of the artifacts that elaborate them.
In India Suryanarayana Temple is unique of the utmost sacred shrines devoted to Sun God. Situated in Domlur, which is in Bangalore, the temple was constructed during the time earlier in the year 1995 by the Shri Patel D.R Krishna Reddy. The temple structures classic Cholas structural design. You will have a gigantic tower inside the temple that has a quantity of vibrant figures on it.
Here is an enormous idol of the ruling deity which is about 3.25 feet tall. Actually, the idol was taken from the great Badrinath Temple together with the decorative arch to this temple many years back. You can also find idols of Kashyapa then Aditi positioned beneath the idol. Also, Lord Brahma, Adi Sheshasayi, Ugranarasimha, Goddess Vaishnavi, Goddess Saraswati, Ganesha, Panchamukhi, and Nagaraja are the other such idols that are placed nearby the leading idol. Every year there are thousands of devotees you visit this temple and seek the blessings of the powerful Sun God.
Bull Temple that is situated in the Bangalore is unique of the ancient temples in the town. The temple is located in the Basavanagudi then it is devoted to Nandi, which is called to be the mount of God Shiva. The Bull Temple of Bangalore is situated in the Bungle hill on the southern end of the Bull Temple. The gigantic bull is of is 4.5 meters height and about 6 meters long, is supposed to be far elder than the shrine housing and containing it. It is said that the cradle of the Vishva Bharti River creates on the feet of the sculpture. This is also a temple that is visited by thousands of the tourists all over every part of the world every year to see this gorgeous and picturesque temple.
Moodabidri Jain Temple
This is the most honored Jain pilgrim sites in India, Moodbadri is the tiny town, that is about 35 km north-eastwards towards Mangalore. An antique center of Jain education, the destination is too recognized as ‘Jain Kashi’ of Southern India. The city holds 18 Jain temples, called as Basadis, further than which the utmost widespread and the ancient one is the Thousand Pillar Jain Basadi shrine. These are also celebrated with further other names like Savira Kambada basadi and Chandranatha Basadi. This massive temple that is made in granite is constructed during the year 1430 AD. The chief entrance of the shrine looks eastwards and points you to an impressive front entryway that is about 15 m height in the monolithic pillar, the Mahastamba. This enormous pillar was fitted here through the Queen Nagala Devi, who is the wife of Bhairava Raja, the former ruler of the province.