Once Institution to several basadis with exclusive architecture, hundreds of inscriptions, groups of temples & structure, owing to it's vast unexplored heritage & ruins, Gerusoppa is called 'Harappa of the Jains' @LostTemple7 #Jainism#Karnataka
Historical references states there were108 #Jain Basadis & now only five remaining.
Chaturmukha #basadi that exists even now is testimony to the art & architecture of ancient times has stood tall being d lone sentinel of the Rani Chennabhaira Devi’s forgotten empire. #Gerusoppa
Famous center of trade & commerce #Gerusoppa ruled by Saluva kingdom the Powerful intelligent Queen Rani Chenna Bhairadevi (1554-1603) knownas 'Pepper Queen'.
Her empire included Uttara-Dakshina Kannada, Goa, Malabar region & had 37 seaports efficiently crushed Portuguese twice!
Rare Sculptures at Hoysaleshwara temple:
- Garuda fights the Nagas
-Sukracharya warning Mahabali not to grant the boon
-Arjuna Krishna hanuman banner Kurukshetra
- Very ornamental Chamunda
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಪರಂಪರೆಯ ಪ್ರತೀಕವಾಗಿರುವ ಈ ದೇವಾಲಯ ಹೊಯ್ಸಳ ದೊರೆಗಳ ಕಲಾಶ್ರೀಮಂತಿಕೆಯ ಹಾಗೂ ಕಲೋಪಾಸನೆಗೆ ಸಾಕ್ಷಿಯಾಗಿವೆ.
ಸುಂದರವಾದ vದೇವತೆಗಳ ಕೆತ್ತನೆ, ನಂದಿಯ ಮಹಾಭಾರತ, ರಾಮಾಯಣ, ಶೈವಪುರಾಣ, ಸಮುದ್ರ ಮಂಥನದ ಆನೆ, ಶಿಲಾಬಾಲಿಕೆ ದಶಾವತಾರ, ಪಾರಿಜಾತಾಪಹರಣ, ಇಂದ್ರಸಭೆಯ ಅದ್ಬುತ ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಕಣ್ಣೆದುರು ತಂದು ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸುತ್ತವೆ. #ಹೊಯ್ಸಳರು
Arunachaleshwara depicting Shiva’s childhood built by Gangas of Talakad.
Bhoga Nandeeshwara Shiva in his youth by the Cholas Uma-Maheshwara shrine with ornate pillars, reliefs depicting Hindu gods- typical Hoysala architecture.
Beautiful kalyani during the Vijayanagara kings.
The Glory of Great #Chalukyas
(6 -12th CE.)
Immadi Pulikeshi (ಇಮ್ಮಡಿ ಪುಲಿಕೇಶಿ) of Badami (Vatapi) The most celebrated Chalukya Emperor in d history of #Karnataka for his military enterprises and patronage of arts & culture, who ruled large parts Bharata from Kaveri to Narmada
The Bhutanatha temple Caves carved in monolithic stone, situated in Agasthya Tirtha at Badami capital of #Chalukyas is d earliest temple structure.
'Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal' in the Malaprabha river valley, considered a cradle of architectural model for later Hindu temples.
Architectural feats of Aihole, #Badami temples at #Bagalkot
features the Cave style & Dravidan style combination.
This was d beginning of a glorious reign, Chalukyas Pulakeshi ll defeated everyone in d Deccan & rest of south. Pallavas, Gangas, Alupas, Latas, Gurjaras, Malawas &
Keladi Chennamma - The Queen Who Challenged Aurangzeb l
ಕೆಳದಿ ರಾಣಿ ಚೆನ್ನಮ್ಮ
Rani Chennamma efficiently ruled d kingdom of Keladi, #Karnataka for 25 yrs (1671-1696)
She gave shelter to Shivaji’s son Rajaram & Fought bravely against Mughals.
Gandaberunda carving at Keladi temple.
During her rule, fought several battles to victory, defeated Sultan of Bijapu, fought bravely against Aurangzeb’s forces.
Mastered music, literature She established a colony & facilitated settlement of scholars frm states to spread knowledge of ancient wisdom in #Keladi kingdom
ಕೆಳದಿ ರಾಣಿ ಚನ್ನಮ್ಮ ಕ್ರಿ.ಶ(೧೬೭೨-೧೬೯೭) ಕೆಳದಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾನವನ್ನು ಆಳಿದ ವೀರ ಮಹಿಳೆ.
ಶಿವಾಜಿಯ ಮಗ ರಾಜರಾಮನಿಗೆ ನೀಡಿದ ಆಶ್ರಯದ ಪರಿಣಾಮ ಯುದ್ಧಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದ ಔರಂಗಜೇಬನ ಸೈನ್ಯವನ್ನು ಸೋಲಿಸಿದ್ದು ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಮಹತ್ತ್ವ ಇತಿಹಾಸ
ತನ್ನ ಸ್ಥಿರ ಸಂಕಲ್ಪ, ದೂರದೃಷ್ಟಿ , ಕಲಿತನಗಳಿಂದ ಇಕ್ಕೇರಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾನವನ್ನು ವಿಪತ್ತಿನಿಂದ ಕಾಪಾಡಿದ ಪ್ರಸಿದ್ದ ರಾಣಿ.
The lncredible Hoysala Empire Emblem ~ 1026 - 1343 AD
#Hoysalas ruled southern #Karnataka over three centuries gave rulers like Vishnuvardhana & Ballala III who freed large tracks of Kannada territories frm TN also offered stiff resistance against
ದಂತಕತೆ: ಸುದತ್ತಚಾರ್ಯನ ವಾಸಂತಿಕಾ ಮಂದಿರದಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಲಿ ಹೊಡೆಯಲು ತನ್ನ ಶಿಷ್ಯ ಸಳನಿಗೆ "ಹೊಯ್ ಸಳ" ಎಂದು ಆಜ್ನಾಪಿಸಿದನು.
ಇತಿಹಾಸ :ವಿಷ್ಣುವರ್ಧನನು ತಲಕಾಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಚೋಳರನ್ನು ಸೋಲಿಸಿದ ಸಾಧನೆ, ಹೋಯ್ಸಳರನ್ನು ಸಾಮಂತ ಪದವಿಯಿಂದ ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಕಟ್ತುವ ವರೆಗೆ ಕೊಂಡೋಯ್ದಿತು.
ಪೋಯ್ - ಚೋಳ" ಚೋಳರನ್ನು ಓಡಿಸಿದವ #ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಡಿನ ಹೆಮ್ಮೆ
Vishnuvardhana, described as ‘Maker of Hoysala kingdod' the most illustrious rulers establish the #Hoysalas as a separate independent dynasty. He laid foundation of d Hoysala kingdom #Karnataka both politically and culturally. #ಹೊಯ್ಸಳರು@KannadaNaduu
Sorce: ಹೊಯ್ಸಳರ ಬೆನ್ನೇರಿ
Shrunga Giri Sri Shanmukha temple
ಶೃಂಗಗಿರಿ, RR Nagar #Bengaluru
Amazing architectural exteriors! The divine sculpture has six faces, three faces visible from d entrance
if you move around and glance in a square peep hole (with twisted angle)you could see d other three faces.
The unique Temple is situated on a hillock 240′ is based on Star concept
The Crystal Dome above Gopura embedded with 2500 crystls
Sun Light falls, is converted into a beautiful “Rainbow” in d evening. Each crystal disseminating 16 colour lights, forming 138 pattern. #Shrungagiri
Acoustic Marvel of Ancient India.
Sri Meenakshi Amman temple, Madurai I TamilNadu
Bulilt in 6th Century C.E.
The beauty and architecture is truly beyond human comprehension.
Inside the Garbhagriha of Temple, sound levels don't go above 40 decibels, equals Library ambience !
The Hall of Thousand Pillars - 'Aayiram Kaal Mandapam' largest hall in the #Temple is a wonderful piece of #architecture built out of a single rock there's absolutely "Zero Echo"
There are many ancient paintings and huge statues of Nataraja & Sivakami in the centre of the hall.
The sculpted pillars are adorned with the exquisite murals that celebrate the ethereal beauty of princess Meenakshi and her wedding with Lord Shiva.
At the Sundareswara temple,There'r 985 richly carved pillars and each one surpasses the other in beauty.
ಇಡಗುಂಜಿ ವಿನಾಯಕ Maha Ganapati Temple
The sculpture of Dwibhuja Ganesha,
oldest statue dating back 1500 yrs.
with two hands in standing posture, holding a lotus in one hand & his favourite modaka in another is the star of 'Idagunji' Ganesh coast
Vani Vilasa Sagara Dam - Beautiful reservior & an Engineering marvel of 19th C.E (1897-1907) resembles Indian map.
Built across Vedavathi river, one of oldest dam in Karnataka by Maharaja of #Mysuru Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. ನಾಲ್ವಡಿ ಕೃಷ್ಣರಾಜ ಒಡೆಯರು ✨
ವಾಣಿ ವಿಲಾಸ ಸಾಗರದ ಮೂಲ ಕಾರಣಾರ್ಥಿ ರಾಣಿ ಕೆಂಪಮ್ಮಣ್ಣಿ
The project was initiated by Queen Maharani Kempa Nanjammani is known for her exemplary social works.
The royals of Mysuru had to pledge royal jewellery due to shortage of money shows the concern & responsibility towards society.
Mystic Mukthi Naga Kshetra in #Bengaluru dedicated to serpent God, is regarded as one of d biggest monolithic Naga Idols in World around 16 feet tall and 56 tons in weight which look humongous in architecture.
Lord Subramanya is the main deity here.
The temple built few yrs back, history dates back to 200 yrs. Legend says Dharmadhikari Sri Subramanya Shastri who felt d divine presence at Kukke started searching for presence of Naga Shrine in Karnataka. Thereafter, he got to
know about the spiritual importance of this place.
Rastrakutas contributions to art and architecture are reflected in the most extensive & splendid work at rock-cut cave temples, Ellora Kailashanath temple, an architectural consummation of the monolithic rock-cut temples are real wonders of the world.
ಶ್ರೀ ಘಾಟಿ ಸುಬ್ರಮಣ್ಯ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ
Shri Ghati Subramanya Swamy Temple I
16th C.E. temple dedicated to Lord Karthikeya is also known as Skanda, found together with Lord Narasimha here. Legends says both idols were emerged from the earth.
ಶ್ರೀ ಕುಕ್ಕೆ ಸುಬ್ರಹ್ಮಣ್ಯ :
ಕುಮಾರಧಾರ ನದಿ ತಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಥಿರವಾಗಿ,
ನಾಗಾರಾಧನೆಗೆ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಮಹತ್ವ ಪಡೆದುಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ಪುಣ್ಯ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ.
Most devine places where the Nagas are worshipped with Subramanya in #Karnataka, Ghati Subramanya & Kukke Subramanya temple - Lord of all serpents.
There's another famous Lord Karthikeya Temple at ನಾಗಲಮಡಿಕೆ
Nagalamadike, #Pavagada Taluk,
Karnataka AP border.
According to legends,
Kukke Shree in Dakshina Kannada, called as 'Adi Subramanyam', Sri Ghati as ‘Madhya Subramanya’ and Nagalamadike Kshetra the ‘Antya Subramanya’
Sharadamba : Godess Vidya
Centuries ago a divine visionary, great acharya Adi Sankaracharya
walked d four corners of India to promote d growth of #SanatanaDharma & established 4 sacred institutions. Sringeri peeta is first amng, aracharya gvn his life span of 32 yrs resided here
ಗೋಕರ್ಣ #Gokarna :
One of the seven sacred places of salvation in Karnataka, filled with historical stories and legends surrounding Atma Linga, Shathashrunga mountain, Mahabaleshwar temple, Maha Ganapati, Kotiteertha, Ramatheertha temple & much more!
Sanskrit : 'Ears of holy Cow'
Located btwn religiously pious Gangavali & aghanashini, Uttara Kannada, Mahabaleshwar temple first constructed by Mayura Verma of #Kadambas in 4th C.E. Is dedicated to Lord Shiva also known as Dakshin Kashi.
Classic writer Kalidasa mentioned in 'Raghuvamsha'
C: Shankar Narayan
Beautiful view of an ancient Shree Rama temple on the shores of #Gokarna
The temple is built on the hill which separates Gokarna beach from #Kudle beach.
There are two natural spring outlets: fresh, sweet water flowing from the hill made this place more special. #JaiSiyaRam
Shakambari festival is celebrated during #ashadha month, goddess Kanaka Durga assumes the form of Shakambhari Banashankari Amma, prayers are offered to the Goddess to bless all agriculture food so that they are plentiful & capable of nourishing the multitude.
Pc: Temples of south
Shree Kanaka Durga Temple:
During Mahaa Aarathi observe the facial expression of the holy deity, keeps on changing according to the light of Aarathi 'Soumya, Rudra, Hasmukha, Krodha'..Adbhuth🙏
Rare, Twenty armed Mahishasura mardini carving,
East Gopuram of Chidambaram temple, 11th CE. Cholas.
Adi Parashakti or Shiva Shakti the Mother Goddess in Hinduism has many Attributes and Aspects, each of her aspects expressed, with a different name givng her over 108 names in Hindu regional text.
Sati & 52 Shakti Peethas source of Hindu spirituality across Indian Sub-continent
Mahishasuramardini sculpture from
Airavateswaram temple in Darasuram, Kumbakonam is one of the three masterpiece temples constructed by Chola Kings.
Tanjore Big Temple, Gangai konda Cholapuram Chozheeswar and Darasuram temples rank in the same classical level.
11th century built Kalabhairava temple amids evergreen western ghats landscapes near Mudigere, Chikkamagaluru Karnataka, was an unexplored place few years back
The ‘Punarpratishthapane’ was held in the temple only in 2019.