Amrutesvara Temple in Amruthapura Karnataka India

Here is Some Information about Amrutesvara Temple in Amruthapura Karnataka India.

Location:In the town of Amruthapura, 67 km north of Chikmagalur district
Built in: 1196 C.E.
Built By:Amrutheshwara Dandanayaka ,under Hoysala King Veera Ballala II
Dedicated to:Lord Shiva
Entry:Free
Photography:Allow
Significance:  One of the most temple
Temple Timing:9:30 Am to 1:30 Am ,4:00 Pm to 6:00 Pm
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Best time to Visit: Oct to Feb
Nearest Railway Station: Tarikere  station 
Nearest Airport: Bangalore Airport

More Information about  Amrutesvara Temple 

The Amrutesvara Temple is located at  the town of Amruthapura, 67 km north of Chikmagalur district Karnataka.Amruteshwara Temple was built in 1196 by Amrutheshwara Dandanayaka under Hoysala King Veera Ballala II. It is sictuated  in the close vicinity of the Bhadra River reservoir, a short distance from Tarikere town. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it has a Shiva Ling made of saligram, a black kind of stone which was brought from River Kandikevale in Nepal.The temple is maintained by ASI (Archeological survey of India) and is open to tourists till 6PM only. The temple is surrounded by coconut and palm plantations.The temple is a fine example of 12th century Hoysala architecture with a wide open mantapa (hall).The temple is a fine example of 12th century Hoysala architecture with a wide open mantapa (hall).There are many  devotes and tourists visit Amrutesvara Temple.The Amrutesvara temple still present and all beautiful stone arts of this temple attract people towards it. Every year thousands of people come to visit this temple which proves that this is very popular temple among visitors.

History of Amrutesvara Temple

The Amrutesvara Temple was built in 1196 during the Hoysala period in 1196. It was built by, Amrutesvara Dandanayaka, a commander of the Hoysala Army of King Veera Ballala II. The famous Hoysala sculptor, Ruvari Mallitamma began his career with this temple. Within the temple complex, there is a large stone inscription that represents a fine example of medieval Kannada poetry.

Architecture of  Amrutesvara Temple 

This temple, built in the Hoysala style, is exquisite. The outer walls are covered in circular designs. This temple is in the ekakuta style, it has just one vimana. There is a closed mandapa in front of the shrine leading to a big open mandapa. The tower over the square shaped shrine has carvings of Kirthimukas, tiny towers etc. The Sukanasi bears the Hoysala emblem of Sala fighting a lion.
The inner mandapa is supported by shining pillars topped by domes bearing floral designs. On the outside walls of the open mandapa, there are 140 panels depicting scenes from the great Indian epics. On the south wall, 70 panels depict the Ramayana, in a strange anti-clockwise direction. On the South walls scenes are carved in the normal clockwise direction. Here, 25 panels portray scenes from the life of Lord Krishna, while the remaining 45 panels depict the Mahabharata epic.

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How To Reach Amrutesvara Temple in Amruthapura 


By Road : There are many public and private vehicles available to reach Amrutesvara Temple in Amruthapura.From Bangalore, get a bus to Chikmagalur and get down at Tankere. From Tankere get an auto or private vehicle to reach Amruthapura. Amruthapura is situated at about 4 kms from Tarikere.

By Rail : The Nearest Railway station is Tarikere  station.

By Air: The Nearest Airport is Bangalore International Airport. 

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