Keladi Rameshwara Temple

Keladi Rameshwara Temple, Sagara: Address, Keladi Rameshwara Temple Reviews: 4.5/5

Keladi Rameshwara Temple
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Bala Tripura S
Bengaluru, India2,715 contributions
Ancient Temple renovated
Aug 2021
This temple is around 8km from Sagara in the karnataka state.In this temple Lord shiva is worshipped as ramalingeswara and there is a separate sanctrum for Goddess Parvathi and Lord Veerabhadra.This is an ancient temple but renovated afterwards.
Written 4 August 2021
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Kiran Atre
Bengaluru, India38 contributions
Ancient temple
Nov 2018 • Family
Keladi is located about 8 km from the town of Sagara. It was built in Keladi Nayaka period. The temple is in Hoysala-Dravida style. The temples are pretty isolated with hardly any visitors. The smoothly carved, exquisitely finished pillars are the highlights. As with any Hoysala temple, the stone work is simply beautiful. The idols of various God's and Goddesses are beautifully carved with great attention to detail.

The entrance of the building is an old fashioned Mangalore style tiled roof gateway. It is one of the very few temples with (chandana)wood carvings. The main temples are typical hoysala era temple with intricate carvings and Nandi (bull) sculpture. The deities consists of Lord Rameswara, Lord Veerabhadra & Lord Ganesha. There is regular poojas during all days. Well maintained garden can be found at the entrance of the temple.

The open courtyard has octagonal wooden pillars and two flights of stairs. It is flanked by rooms on either side. The upper storey has two rooms and sixteen wooden pillars.

The interiors of the Keladi temple can surprise the visitor as it looks rather nondescript from outside. Popularly known as the Keladi Rameshwara Temple, the complex encloses a Parvati shrine, a Rameshwara shrine and a Veerabhadra shrine. According to a legend, Chowdappa Nayaka found a linga buried in an anthill on which his cow was shedding its milk everyday. It is said that the Keladi temple was built around this sacred lingam. The architecture of the temple is unique and has influences of Kadamba, Hoysala and Dravidian styles. The roof and pillars of the Parvati Temple have intricate carvings on wood.

The stone sculpture of Ganda Berunda on the ceiling of the Veerabhadra temple is exquisite. It is a depiction of a two-headed garuda (a mythical bird) holding lions with its beak and elephants with its claws. The yali columns which are pillars depicting horses or lions with their fore paws raised are also seen here. There is a Nandi Dwajastambha (pillar) at the entrance of the Veerabhadra temple. The tall pillar which has a Nandi on the top is said to have been erected during the reign of Rani Chennamaji.

The State Department of Archaeology took over the maintenance of the palace in 1982. The palace was in a dilapidated condition and the effort of the department to restore it to its current state is commendable.

A must visit place near Sagara.
Written 27 November 2018
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Dr Chandru K
Bengaluru, India95 contributions
Temple with great architecture
Oct 2018 • Family
It is one of the must visit spot in sagara. It has magnificent stone architecture. Museum near the temple is added attraction.
Written 11 October 2018
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Suhas B
15 contributions
Histical beauty
Aug 2018 • Family
This template has many historical aspects hidden with beautiful stone and wood carvings. It is one of the very less temples with (chandana)wood carvings. Take a guide to know about all historical background (Shivaji's son taking shelter)of this dynasty.
Written 29 August 2018
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Anjieprabhu
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Holiday
Jul 2018 • Couples
Its 6km away from sagar.located in lush green environment.Beautiful piece of history attached to it.One must visit to know about it.There is a huge lake just behind the temple.a treat to the eye.
Written 10 July 2018
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hcsabhi
Bengaluru, India17 contributions
Keladi temples
Jan 2018 • Family
The temples design is a good example of an early Hoysala architecture.
The temples are pretty isolated with hardly any visitors.
The smoothly carved, exquisitely finished pillars are the highlights.
As with any Hoysala temple, the stone work is simply beautiful. The idols of various God's and Goddesses are beautifully carved with great attention to detail.
Do not forget to view the Hoysala empire emblem carved immediately adjacent to the temple gopura.
Written 28 January 2018
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Adithya K
Sagara, India71 contributions
Rameswara temple
Dec 2017 • Family
Keladi is located about 8 km from the town of Sagara. It was built in Keladi Nayaka period. The temple is in Hoysala-Dravida style.
Written 18 December 2017
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pcrkishan
Bengaluru, India60 contributions
Ancient and quiet temple !!!!
Dec 2016 • Couples
I always love visiting old temples and hence went here. Temple is different from other Hindu temples. This was built by Nayakas and it was actually raided by the mughals later and hence you see some mosque type construction too. Main deity is Lord Shiva. The art inside the temple is so beautiful. KSRTC Airavat got its logo from this temple. Interesting visit !!!
Written 25 January 2017
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Sankar8588
Mangalore, India49 contributions
Excellent temple in a quaint village
Nov 2016 • Family
Keladi Rameswara Temple is an ASI maintained Hoysala era temple located at Keladi village in Sagara. It is approx. 9kms from Sagara town and is on SH 77 connecting Sagara & Soraba. The entrance of the building is an old fashioned Mangalore style tiled roof gateway. The main temples are typical hoysala era temple with intricate carvings and Nandi (bull) sculpture. The deities consists of Lord Rameswara, Lord Veerabhadra & Lord Ganesha. There is regular poojas during all days. Well maintained garden can be found at the entrance of the temple. A must visit place near Sagara.
Note: No good hotels or restaurants nearby. Nearest town is Sagara (9kms)
Written 26 December 2016
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