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Kashi Visveshwara(Lord Shiva) Temple in Lakkundi Gadag Karnataka India-Western Chalukya style Temple

Here is Some Information about Kashi Visveshwara Temple in Lakkundi Karnataka India.

Location: Lakkundi  in Gadag district , Karnataka
Built in: 11th century A.D
Built By:Western Chalukya Empire
Dedicated to:  Lord Shiva
Significance: One of Chalukya style temple
Temple Timing: All time open
Visiting Timing: 1 hour
Best time to Visit: Oct to Feb
Nearest Railway Station: Gadag station
Nearest Airport: Hubli Airport

More Information about Kashi Visveshwara Temple Lakkundi

Kashi Visveshwara temple is located at Lakkundi  village in Gadag district , Karnataka India.The temple is built in 11th century A.D and built by the Western Chalukya Empire.The temple is dedicated to Hindu God Lord Shiva.kashi vishwanath temple, Lakkundi is a perfect destination for a great time with your dear ones. Enjoy the attractions of this popular tourist spot. With so much to lure your senses and offer you recreation at its best, get drenched in the spirit of adventure that you get to explore at kashi vishwanath temple, Lakkundi. Enjoy together all the points of popular interests and bring back several memorable moments. This temple has a unique feature: a small surya shrine faces the main shrine on the west. There is a common platform between both which must have been an open mandapa originally. Hence the Kashivishvanatha temple has an entrance on the east side and south side of the mandapa. The entrance doorway and the towers are covered with close intricate carving. The shikhara is in the North-Indian style and it looks like a lathe must have been used to make the complex circular pillars.Kashi Visveshwara is still undertaken from Archaeological survey of India (ASI). The place is well maintained by the government and is a protected monument. The complex consists of Kashivishwanatha Temple and Suryanarayana temple opposite to each other and also Nanneshwara Temple on the other side of the road.

Architecture of  Kashi Visveshwara Temple Lakkundi

The center of cultural and temple-building activity of the Western Chalukya Empire lay in the Tungabhadra
river region, where large medieval workshops built numerous monuments. These monuments, regional variants of preexisting Dravida(South Indian) temples, defined the Karnata dravida tradition Lakkundi in particular was the location of the mature phase of the Western Chalukya architecture and the Kasivisvesvara temple marks a high point of these achievements. The temple 'shikhara' has been constructed in the northern Indian style of architecture and it resembles a lathe that might have been employed to erect the circular pillars. According the Henry Cousens, it is one of the most ornate temples in the Kannada spoken region of India.The temple is very beautiful as it was constructed in the typical Hoysala style. It is the same style that the temples at Belur and Halibedu were constructed.

History of  Kashi Visveshwara Temple Lakkundi

The existence of a 1087 CE inscription on a beam in the Kashi Visveshwara temple Mantapa (hall) and the plainness of that part of the temple suggests that the original construction may have been simpler and that the profusion of decoration may have been added to the other parts of the temple at a later period, with the end of Chola invasions of Chalukyan territory. Most of the inscriptions in Lakkundi date from 1170 CE onwards. It is known that Hoysala king Veera Ballala II annexed Lakkundi (also known as Lokkigundi) from the Seunas of Devagiri and made it his capital around 1193 CE. It is possible that the temple may have received embellishment during his rule.

Nearest Tourist Attraction of  Kashi Visveshwara Temple Lakkundi

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Nearest Hotel of  Kashi Visveshwara Temple Lakkundi

Durga Vihar Hotels (p) Ltd.,
Lodging,,Boarding and Restaurant
Mahavir   Circle, Mulguld  Naka Gadag, Karnataka 582103
Phone: 08372 238878,08372 236298,09449030517
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Hubli Road, Mulgund Naka, Gadag 582 103, India

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Shanbhag Circle | College Road, Hospet 583 201, India

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Station Road, Hospet 583239

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343, 4th Road, Ward, Opp. State Bank of India
Station-Road, Hospet 583201

Krishna Palace 3.0 Star Hotel
Station Road | Bellary District, Hospet 583201
65.3 km from Trikuteshwara Temple

Hotel Priyadarshini
No. 5/45 A, Station Road, Hospet 583201

Hampi's Boulders
Narayanpet,2km from Basapur Village,Hampi 583227

Samrat Ashok Hotel
Lamington Road, Hubli-Dharwad 580020

Hotel Metropolis
Koppikar Road, Hubli-Dharwad 580020

Geethanjali Residency

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How To Reach Kashi Visveshwara Temple Lakkundi

By Road : There are many public and private vehicles available to reach Kashi Visveshwara Temple Lakkundi Gadag district Karnataka.KSRTC Bus service available to reach there.

By Rail : The Nearest Railway station is Gadag.(15 Km)

By Air : The Nearest Airport is Hubli Airport.

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