Friday, June 2, 2017

Panchalingeshwara Temple - Goivndanahalli

Panchalingeshwara Temple in Govindanahalli Taluk of Mandya district in Karnataka is a rare example of Panchakuta construction in Hoysala architecture. This temple was constructed by King Vira Someshwara in 1238 AD. The name “Panchalingeshwara” literally means “five linga”. This temple is protected as a monument of national importance by the Archeological Survey of India.

Panchalingeshwara Temple in govindanahalli in karnataka

Panchalingeshwara Temple


Panchalingeshwara Temple Structure

The five shrines are built on a north-south axial plan with the sanctums facing east. Each shrine is connected to a common navaranga or hall. All the garbha grihas are provided with their own shikhara(tower) and are connected to the navaranga via suknasi(vestibule). The entrance to the Panchalingeshwara temple is via two porched entrances whose ceilings are supported by lathe tuned pillars. The porches are situated in front of the second and third shrines. Both the porches has a Nandi statue, which is beautifully carved. The Dwarapalakas at the entrance of the Panchalingeshwara temple is a notable workmanship and resembles the Dwarapalakas present in Halebidu.

The entire wall facing the East is decorated with perforation so that there is enough lighting within the temple complex. There are three Nandi’s present inside the temple. The outer walls of the Garbha Griha is filled with sculptures of Ganesha, Mahishasura Mardini and Shiva Parvathi. The twin snake sculpture, the male snake with seven head and the female snake with five heads is an unique sculpture which can be seen only in Panchalingeshwara Temple. The other notable idols around the temple are the Vishnu Avatars, Shiva, Parvathi, Bhrama, Ganesha and Saraswathi

  Long view of  Panchalingeshwara Temple in govindanahalli in karnataka

Panchalingeshwara Temple

  entrance of Panchalingeshwara Temple in govindanahalli in karnataka

Panchalingeshwara Temple

Back side of Panchalingeshwara Temple in govindanahalli in karnataka

Panchalingeshwara Temple



Best Time To Visit Panchalingeshwara Temple

The best time to visit Panchalingeshwara Temple is between the months of October and March.


How to Reach Panchalingeshwara Temple

Panchalingeshwara temple is located in Govindanahalli Taluk of Mandya district in Karnataka. It is located at a distance of 168km from begaluru, the state capital and 87km from Mysore and 58km from Hassan. If you are coming from Bangalore you can take the NH48 which connects Bangalore-kunigal-chanarayapatana. From chanarayapatana travel towards mysore and get down at kikkeri. Panchalingeswara temple is 4km from Kikkeri. From Mysore you can reach Kikkeri via Srirangapatana and Krishnaraja Pete.


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35 comments:

  1. Tapped it.. I will be travelling south in Nov - Dec, shall try to cover it up! Thanks

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  2. I am from Karnataka and I didn't know this was there. So thank you for educating me.

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    1. Welcome Sir,
      There are many more temples around Panchalingeswara constructed by Hoysala kings

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  3. Oh my, what an absolutely gorgeous place! Seriously amazing, and I'd never even heard of such a place before, so this post gave me a lot to admire :)!

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  4. We visited India two months ago. It feels like there are so many great places to visit there! If I had heard of Panchalingeshwara Temple before, I'd have added it to my bucket list in India! Next time then... Thanks for making us discover another beautiful place.

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  5. I really want to visit India it is on my dream list forever. Lovely article

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      Ädithiti Devo Bhava...

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  6. I love that your piece is informative and to the point. Really beautiful, reminds me of Angkor Wat!

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  7. What a lovely blog you have here! I loved reading every second of it and i admire your passion on this topic! Thankyou for Sharing it has brightened my day! Many Thanks, Cat.
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  9. Thank You for your valuable review, I'm proud to be an INDIAN. definitely India has a great history and historical monuments. We believe "Atithi Devo Bhava" means 'The guest is equivalent to God'. Thankyou for this lovely post.

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  10. And everything is so well preserved...

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  11. Hi, I hope to visit India one day. The temples look very impressive.

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  12. This is gonna help me a lot as I am planning to travelling to south may be in December.

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  14. Well planned and Beautiful architecture. The temple has incredible carvings and detailing. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I definitely love the architecture details! Great pictures!

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  16. Wow, such an amazing place! I would love to visit it one day!

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  17. Wow, that looks like a great place to visit

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  18. Wow, beautiful place captured beautifully..

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  19. Such a beautiful place to visit and learn from. You are lucky to have had the opportunity to really ingest your surroundings while learning from the culture. <3

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  20. Very interesting article and great pictures!
    Greetings from Germany
    Sigrid

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  21. Those are phenomenal photos!! Breathtaking!

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  22. Wow great article and wonderful photos,The temple has incredible carvings and detailing. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. The pictures are amazing. I've always found that temples in south India are really exotic. Going to Karnataka in August, will definitely cover it up. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  24. These images are super stunning! My GF and I are visiting India in August and now I"m more excited than ever.

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  25. Thank for sharing this article! Definitely adding this to my bucket list

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  26. I have never been here, but I want to visit badly. :)

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  27. Looks a good temple to visit!
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  28. Looks beautiful. Amazing architecture!

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