Kasivisvesvara Temple

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Overview

Kasivisvesvara Temple or Kashivishvanatha Temple is located in Lakkundi, in Gadag District of Karnataka. Kashivishwanatha Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva built in 11th century A.D. The temple architectural achievements of the Western Chalukya Dynasty. They developed their own unique style which departed a little from the extant Dravidian style and incorporated ideas from contemporary North Indian Temple construction. 
 
The center of cultural and temple building activity of the Western Chalukya Empire lay in the Tungabhadra river region, where large medieval workshops built numerous monuments. These monuments, regional variants of preexisting Dravida temples, defined the Karnata dravida tradition Lakkundi in particular was the location of the mature phase of the Western Chalukya architecture. Kasivisvesvara Temple has double shrines. The shrine facing east is dedicated to Kasivisvesvara whose universal symbol, a ‘linga’, stands three feet tall in the sanctum. The other shrine, which faces the main shrine, is dedicated to the sun god Surya and is called Suryanarayana. The Surya shrine faces west, an unusual occurrence among Surya temples, which normally face east.
 
The doorway to the Kasivisvesvara Temple rivals the exterior ones in finish. The dedicatory block on the lintel has an image of Gaja-Lakshmi and her elephants. Above the cornice is a procession of men and animals. These images, which are barely six inches tall, include horsemen and musicians. Above these images are the trinity of Hindu gods: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The ornamentation on the outer wall of the shrine consists of prominent central niches above which is a miniature tower  which is purely nagara in style and cuts through the principal cornice. The finial  and the capping structure of the tower are missing. In the temple hall, the pillars, their capital, and bracket figures above the capital are evidence of expert workmanship, the kind found on ivory or silver. 
 
How to Reah,
Roadway :  Which is just about 1 km from the bus stand. It is located 11 kms from Gadag, 24 kms from Dambal and about 50 kms from Kuknur. 
 
Nearest Railway Station : Gadag Railway Station
 
Nearest Airport : Gadag

Location

Country
India
State
Karnataka
City
Gadag
Location
Lakkundi
Address
Kasivisvesvara Temple, Lakkundi, Gadag District, Karnataka 582115
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Open Year
11th century
Architect
Western Chalukya
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  • Kasivisvesvara Temple or Kashivishvanatha Temple is located in Lakkundi, in Gadag District of Karnataka. Kashivishwanatha Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva built in 11th century A.D. The temple architectural achievements of the Western Chalukya Dynasty. They developed their own unique style which departed a little from the extant Dravidian style and incorporated ideas from contemporary North Indian Temple construction. 

  • The Nanneshwara Temple is located in Lakkundi village, Gadag district, Karnataka.The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a 11th century Later Chalukya construction. This temple looks like a simple and small. The Nanesvara temple follows the same basic plan as the Kasivisvesvara temple.

  • The Doddabasappa Temple is located in the Dambal village in Gadag district, Karnataka. The Temple is of the Western Chalukya architectural style and has a star-shaped plan for the vimana with so many star points that it almost becomes circular in appearance.The Doddabasappa Temple is one of the major architectural monuments in Gadag district. The temple was built during the period of the Later Chalukyas – the Western or Kalyani Chalukya dynasty

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