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Other temples in 30 km range from Sri.Gangadhareshwara temple, Turuvekere
Turuvekere - Gangadhareshwara Temple - West view of Nandi
789 Meters Above MSL
Description about the temple
Sri.Gangadhareshwara Temple at Turuvekere, is unique in its kind. The unique difference here, the Shiva Idol is carved with Ganga sitting on top of his head and one can see fountains of water being flowing in the form Prabhavali.
It is the only temple which is having such depiction of Ganga and Shiva being together. Also, the Uthsava Murthy made out of Bronze is having an extra eye on the right foot, which also is a unique in nature.
In front of the temple, one can find beautifully carved Nandi which is aroun 7+ feet in height which is decorated with bells and belt carved with unique design. The sitting Nandi is being polished to such an extent that one can see the reflection in it. Also, the idol is very much intact and not being ruined anywhere.
The other attraction in the temple is a bell made out of rock, which is around 2 feet in diameter and one can get the ringing sound by using rock or any metal piece.
Just below the bell is the carving of Bedara Kannappa offering his eyes to Lord Shiva, this carving is not found anywhere in other temples.
THE KARNATAKA ANCIENT AND HISTORICAL MONUMENTS AND ARCH∆OLOGICAL SITES AND REMAINS ACT, 1961.
DIRECTORATE OF ARCHAEOLOGY & MUSEUMS, GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA, BANGALORE DIVISION.
12th Century AD
No of Kutas
Ground Plan and Elevation
How to reach Turuvekere
From Bangalore 135 kms
From DHQ Tumkur 60 kms
Near by Temples to visit
Near by temples in about 30 kms radial distance. Note : The actual road distance might vary please enquire locally. The temples are listed from South to North Direction.
Nuggehalli - Sri.Lakshmi Narasimha
Nuggehalli - Sri.Sadashiva
Nagalapura - Sri.Channakeshava
Nagalapura - Sri.Kedareshwara
Tandaga - Sri.Venugopala
Nonavinakere - Sri.Venugopala
Turuvekere - Sri.Lakshmi Beteraya
Turuvekere - Sri.Channakeshava
Turuvekere - Sri.Moole Shankara
Aralguppe - Sri.Channakeshava
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