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Sri.Lakshmi Channakeshava Temple
How to reach Kowsika?
Other temples in 30 km range from Sri.Lakshmi Channakeshava temple, Kowsika
East view of Sri.Lakshmi Channakeshava, Kowsika
912 Meters Above MSL
Description about the temple
Sri.Lakshmi Channakeshava temple at Kowsika is a unique master piece of Hoysala art. Although the exterior structure is not given much importance, but the image of Sri.Lakshmi Channakeshava is really unique.
One can observe and find that a small idol of Lakshmi is placed on the right hand top of Sri.Channakeshava. This is the only temple which I have visited so far that has this unique combination. The entire idol is beautifully carved and has great depth of detail exposed.
Please do visit for more information again.
Not covered under any act, but this is a site of archaeological importance.
DIRECTORATE OF ARCHAEOLOGY & MUSEUMS, GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA, MYSORE DIVISION.
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Ground Plan and Elevation
How to reach Kowsika
From Bangalore 189 kms
From DHQ Hassan 09 kms
1.Bangalore- Channarayapatna - Hassan-Kowsika.
4.Mysore-K R Nagar-Holenarasipura-Kowsika.
1.Bangalore-Kunigal-Channarayapatna - Hassan(NH 48)- Kowsika.
2.Bangalore-Kunigal-Channarayapatna(NH 48)-Markuli- Kowsika.
3.Hassan-Take deviation after 6kms towards left(approximate)in SH 57- Kowsika.
4.Mysore- K R Nagar- Holenarasipura(SH 57)- take diversion after 22kms(approxiate)towards right-Kowsika.
The nearest Railway junction is at Hassan.
All passanger trains from Mysore to Hassan stops at Kowsika, also you can alight at Holenarasipura or Hassan
in express trains of same route and proceed towards Kowsika by road.
The Golden Chariot starting from Bangalore, also takes you to Hassan by train and then by road to visit Kowsika.
Currently Bangalore International Airport is the nearest, proceeding either by road is advisable.
Once Hassan Airport becomes active, it would serve as the nearest airport.
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.
Mosale - Sri.Nagareshwara
Mosale - Sri.Anjaneya
Mosale - Sri.Channakeshava
Anekere - Sri.Channakeshava
Markuli - Sri.Ranganatha Swamy
Malali - Sri.Lakshmi Devi
Malali - Sri.Eshwara
Holalu - Sri.Yoga Narasimha
Koravangala - Sri.Bucheshwara
Koravangala - Sri.Govindeshwara
Doddagaddavalli - Sri.Lakshmi
Honnavara - Sri.Channakeshava
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