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Last updated: 28 June, 2010
V L Prakasha

The Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple in Nandi village near Chikballapur in the state is one of the oldest temples in Karnataka dating back to the ninth century.

Ninth-century temple near B’lore
The Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple in Nandi village near  Chikballapur in the state is one of the oldest temples in Karnataka dating back to the ninth century. The temple hewn out of rock consists of two complexes. While the first complex houses three deities, the second complex consists of a huge and majestic kalyani (pond). The temple is said to be a masterpiece belonging to the Dravidian style of architecture.

The foundation of the temple is said to have built by the Banas of ninth century. The Chola rulers of the 11th century are said to have constructed the roof of the temple. The marriage hall was built by the Hoysalas in the thirteenth century and a wall of the second complex is said to have been built by Vijayanagar kings. Each structure represents the architecture of the period concerned. Beautiful stone carvings enhance tourists’ interest and are a large source for students of art and architecture.

The village is 60 kms from Bangalore, but very close to the international airport. However, it has not gained the same level of popularity as Belur and Halebid. It is also close to Bangalore’s favourite hangout, the Nandi hills.


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