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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Hoysala Expedition Part 21: Nakeshwara and Govindeshwara Temples, Koravangala

The village Koravangala must have been a happening town during the Hoysala regime, for it had at least three temples built during those times. Along with the still-standng-strong Bucheshwara temple, the twin temples of Nakeshwara and Govindeshwara built in 1160 AD by the brothers of Buchi Raja, are also present. They are in a state of ruins and are neglected by the authorities, and what is disheartening further, is the fact that they have tried restoring the twin temples back to their former state of glory, but the renovation work has stopped midway, long ago.

A few pictures of the ruined temple complex:


shannu said...

Hi,happy seeing your posts,I too am doing the hoysala trip,just wanted to know if you visited Arkere and mavathahalli temples,arkere temple is well maintained but mavathahalli temple is very bad state.

Prasanna said...

thanks Shannu, these two temples are in the plan. Yet to visit them. Keep visiting the blog for more updates on my expedition.