FROM HERE & THERE

In edicts that date back to the 11th and 12th centuries, there is mention of Annigeri. It is said that Annigeri got its name from a tank built by Anniga.
Annigeri was the administrative capital of Badami Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Hoysalas and other well-known dynasties. The temple is in the heart of the town. The temple has the architectural style of the Chalukyas of Kalyana (tenth century). The south-facing temple has as many as 34 pillars.
A famous chariot festival is held here annually, and is visited by hordes of people from across the state. The government has declared this temple a national monument.
Bangli Manjunath

At Nagamangala near Mandya...
A 55-ft long Garudagamba (a pillar with the Garuda, the mythical eagle) welcomes you to Nagamangala town in Mandya district. The famous sage Ramanujacharya installed this pillar in front of the Sowmya Keshava temple. The architectural splendor of this temple is in Thrikutachala style, typical of Hoysala times. The Raja Gopuram (royal tower) is a beautiful sculpture. The main deity here is Lord Keshava. The inner sanctorum also houses many deities.
When you stand in the centre of the temple, called the Bhuvaneshwari mantap, and look at the roof, you will notice Adi Shesha (mythical lord of snakes) on top of a reversed lotus, a unique sight. An annual festival is held during the Karthik Masa  and Ugadi.  
V S Aravind

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get the top news in your inbox
GET IT
Comments (+)