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The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Author Index
Introduction Lord Srikanteswara...
Mother Chamundeswari... Lord Ranganatha...
Talakaveri & Its Glory Lord Chennakesava...
Lord Hoyaleswara... Lord Manjunath...
Balakrishna Of Udipi Mother Sarada...
Mookambikai Koil... Lord Mahabaleswar...
Lord Virupaksha... Lord Narasimha...
Guru Dattatreya... Some Shrines Superb
Convenience Of Visitors
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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LORD SRIKANTESWARA OF NANJUNGUD

THE TEMPLE COMPLEX

The sacred shrine built in the heart of the town measures 385 by 160 feet and faces the east. It has an imposing tall tower made in the Dravidian style. The verandah in the fore is quite vast, majestic and is supported by 8 huge well carved black stone pillars. In the interior there are many cells on the right and left of Navaranga. In the inner prakara there are many minishrines containing metal and stone images of several gods of the Hindu pantheon along. with saints. The images of Parvathi and Narayana with his consorts, Lord Subrahmanya seated on peacock and sheltered by the seven - hooded serpent are all quite attractive and carved with great perfection of finish. The archamurthi in the garbha griha adorned with flowers and jewels lifts the souls and wrings veneration. The parapet round the temple has several figures representing many varieties of Ganapathi with labels below. The top parapet of the prakara around the main shrine is embellished with stucco figures such as Bhairava, Ganapathi, Subrahmanya, Dakshinamurthi etc. have labels below indicating the details of construction and the like. But most of them are worn off and deserve proper care, yet their aesthetic appeal is great. The time spent in the temple looking at various status and offering prayers to them is quite rewarding and listening to the Sthalapurana by the priests is immensely elevating. 

 

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About  Srikanteswara Of Nanjungud
Introduction Pg1
Introduction Pg2
The Halahalam Episode Pg1
The Halahalam Episode Pg2
Mother Lakshmi's...
The Demon Kesi...Pg1
The Demon Kesi...Pg2
Parasurama Episode 
The Yamadharma- raja's Episode
Haiderali's Episode 
Historicity 
You are Here! The Temple Complex Pg1
The Temple Complex Pg2
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