Tripurantakesvara temple

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Overview

Tripurantaka temple is situated on the north-east of the Balligave town of Shivamogga district, in Karnataka state. It is one of the eminent temple. It was built in 11th century AD by Western or Later Chalukyas. The temple’s main deity is Tripurantaka, a form of lord Shiva. The temple represents the architectural style of Chalukyas.
 
The temple was built by Western Chalukyas, during the king Vishnuvardhana’s era. It was constructed around the year 1070 AD, when their political supremacy on Deccan plateau was at its peak. The kings of the Western Chalukya dynasty worshiped Shiva, the Hindu god. Hence, they built many temples dedicated to lord Shiva.
 
This temple is one among them. Additionally, they were tolerant towards Vaishnava or Jain faith also. Accordingly, one can find the sculptures of other Hindu gods Brahma and Vishnu along with Shiva above the shrine’s entrance.
 
This temple is noted for its decorative windows and screens which consist of very intricate perforated stone work. The two sides of the doorway to the shrine have a window panels, each filled entirely by three pairs of n?ga figures The long intertwined and knotted bodies of these nagas create a virtual mesh to fill up the panels. Above the entrance to the shrine is a decorative architrave with sculptures of the Hindu Gods Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu, with Shiva being depicted in his Bhairava form. Other figures here are the dikpalas. Some interesting larger sized figure sculptures exist, such as the sculpture of a Hoysala king slaying a lion. This piece of sculpture comes with its own inscription and depicts a hunting expedition in which the king, in the company of his hunting dogs, speared and killed a wild boar. Also depicted is the king on foot, fighting a lion which sprang out of the forest.
 
How to Reach,
Road Way : Tripurantaka temple, located in Balligave, is at a distance of 72 km from Shivamogga. It is well connected to Shikaripur, Sagar and Shimogga by road. 
 
Nearest Railway Station : Shivamogga
 
Nearest Airport :  Hubli Airport
 

Location

Country
India
State
Karnataka
City
Shimoga
Location
Bhadravati
Address
Tripurantaka or Tripurantakesvara temple,Balligave,Shivamogga district,Karnataka
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Balligave
Nearest Railway Station
Nearest Airport
Hubliki Airstrip
ID
latitude : -3.732800000 longitude :139.285500000
Corporation : Hubliki
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Open Year
1070 AD
Architect
Chalukyas
Dedicated To
Vishnuvardhana

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  • Tripurantaka temple is situated on the north-east of the Balligave town of Shivamogga district, in Karnataka state. It is one of the eminent temple. It was built in 11th century AD by Western or Later Chalukyas. The temple’s main deity is Tripurantaka, a form of lord Shiva. The temple represents the architectural style of Chalukyas.

  • Kedareshvara temple is located in the town of Balligavi near Shikaripura in the Shimoga district of Karnataka state, India. This temple is of the Chalukyan Hoysala transitional type of architecture built during the 11th century. The foundation, gopuras & the interior looks most likely to be Chalukyan architecture, later additions might have been done by the Hoysalas. The two Hoysala emblem on the top of the gopuras were added by the Hoysala Vin

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