|Nandi Statue |
It was a surprise visit to this temple as I was a way to Kolli Shri Durga Temple to catch the spectacular view of Kudremukha Hills in Monsoon's first week of June month.
I was a week leave to attend my Bro-in-law marriage at his native Navooru Village Belthangady.
the small town of Bangadi, about 15 km north of Belthangady in Dakshina Kannada district, which was once the seat of power, has been relegated to an obscure village, quiet and peaceful. Its only link to its earlier history is a simple looking palace...
|Present Palace of Banga Arasas descendents,Bangadi |
|Kudremukha Valley view from Mithabagilu,Belthanagdy|
|Scenic view of Kolli |
The last night it was heavy downpour due to Nisarga Cyclone at the Arabian sea, so the morning it was a very pleasant weather with fresh breeze air blown from Kudremukha evergreen forests, Arecanut plantations.
After crossing the Indabettu Village my eyes glimpsed to one Ancient temple dedicated to Shree Veerabhadreshwara enquired a local about this temple and he told me that this is an ancient temple of Veerashaiva community performing pooja to the main deity.
Route : (Navooru -Indabettu-(Linganthyaru temple)-Bangadi-Killuru-Kolli)
It’s a small temple dedicated to Lord Veerabhdreshwara & Bhadrakali with Daiva parivara’s(Local Spiritual) in the temple area.
The temple architecture in the Hoysala-Vijayanagara style with big Granite stones on the walls, the mortar on the gopuras.
Inside a temple sanctity, you can find a two inscriptions out of that one is older dated to 15th Century and the new one about the Jeernodhara(Renovation) and preservation done by Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Shri Veerendra Heggade with the help of Karnataka Archaeological dept.