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Karnataka temples

Temples are not just religious places dotted across the South Indian state Karnataka, they are the architectural wonders to be marvelled. The shrines dedicated to different Gods and Goddesses are simply the testimonies for the craftsmanship of artisans from the yesteryears’ dynasties. Temples built on the huge star shaped platforms by the Hoysalas  and Rock cut caves by the Badami Chalukyas are some of the finest examples of Karnataka’s temple architectures. Out of the various temples located across the state, two of the temple complexes are listed as World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Hampi, the erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagara dynasty and Pattadakal, the classical architecture dating back to the period of Badami Chalukyas are the two monuments frequented by the global travellers.

Some of the popular temples across Karnataka which can be included in the “Must Be Visited” list are Vittala temple in Hampi, Virupaksha temple  & Mallikarjuna temple in Pattadakal, Renganatha swamyt temple in Srirengapatna,  Kukke Subramanya temple near Mangalore, Murudeshwar Shiva temple and Kollur Mookambika temple. Besides these popular temples, you have hundreds of smaller shrines and worshipping centres for other religions to choose from, making Karnataka the ideal place for a spiritual sojourn.

Bull Temple in Karnataka
Bull Temple in Karnataka

he Bull Temple or Dodda Ganeshana Gudi is in Basavanagudi an...

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ISKCON Temple
ISKCON Temple

ISKCON temple is a spiritual center located in Bangalore, th...

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Murudeshwara
Murudeshwara

The Bull Temple or Dodda Ganeshana Gudi is in Basavanagudi a...

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Sri Durga Parameshwari
Sri Durga Parameshwari

Shri Durga Parameshwari Temple is located in the north of Ma...

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Mekekattu Nandikeshwara
Mekekattu Nandikeshwara

Get entranced by the enormous wooden statues in the Mekekatt...

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Dodda Ganesha Temple
Dodda Ganesha Temple

Dodda Ganesha Temple...

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Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

Gavi Gangadareswarar temple at Bangalore is one of the most ...

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Hanuman Temple
Hanuman Temple

Hanuman Temple...

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Shiva Temple Bangalore
Shiva Temple Bangalore

Shiva Temple...

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Infant Jesus Church
Infant Jesus Church

Infant Jesus Church ...

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Jamia Masjid
Jamia Masjid

Jamia Masjid...

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