Kopeshwar Temple

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Overview

Kopeshwar Temple is located at Khidrapur, Kolhapur district, Maharashtra.. It is at the border of Maharashtra and Karnataka.The Kopeshwar, Ancient & artistic temple situated on the bank of Krishna. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva.This is a fine example of ancient sculpture. It was built in 11-12 century by Shilahara. 
 
There are reasons to believe that even though the construction of Kopeshwar temple started sometime in 7th century AD, the work remained incomplete largely due to constant skirmishes between warring rulers of the region. The renovation was completed only in the 12th Century by the Shilahara and the Yadava Kings.
 
This temple is in four parts, all interconnected through vestibule with an open top. The open ceiling with a diameter of 13 feet There is also a raised circular stone of the same diameter exactly below the open ceiling.the sanctum is conical. The exterior has stunning carvings of deities and secular figures. Elephant statues sustain the weight of the temple at the base. ln the interior we first see Vishnu and Shivaling facing north. But there is no Nandi who has separate Mandir. Separate Actor-Pendal, hall, old pillars, carvings of gods & male and femnale artists in various poses are attractive. The ceiling is semi-circular with rnatchless engravings. On the out side, complete 'Shivaleelamrit' is carved.The ceiling is semi-circular with matchless engravings. Inside there is statue of Vishnu and Shivling facing north. Theree is no nandi who has separate Mandir. Separate Actor-Pendal, hall, old pillars, carvings of gods & male-female artists in various poses are attractive.
This temple is in four parts, all interconnected through vestibules. The first structure you enter through is the Swarga Mandap (Heavenly Hall). The architecture of Swarga mandap is unique. This mandap is round in shape and is constructed with the support of 48 well carved rounded stone pillars which are placed in three circles. Each of the 48 pillars has been carved in different shapes -round, square, hexagon and octagon. Another unique feature of Swarga Mandap is that a part of the circular ceiling in the middle (with a radius of 13 feet) is open to the sky. The sanctum is conical. The exterior has stunning carvings of deities and secular figures. Elephant statues sustain the weight of the temple at the base.
 
48 pillared Swarg Mandap of Kopeshwar temple, Khidrapur. It has three gates facing east, north and south. This one is the north facing gate. The fourth gate is attached to Sabha Mandap.
 
Temple Timing: 5.00am to 9.00pm
 
How to Reach,
Road Way: State Transport buses also ply from kurundwad to khidraour at 1 hour interval starting from 8.00am till 12 noon after that there are no buses.khidapur is 18km from kurundwad and takes about 20-25 minutes to reach here.
 
Nearest Railway Station: Kolhapur Railway Station
 
Nearest Airport: Bijapur
 

Location

Country
India
State
Maharashtra
City
Kolhapur
Location
Khidrapur
Address
Kopeshwar Temple, Khidrapur, Kolhapur district, Maharashtra
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Open Year
11th century
Dedicated To
Shilahara
Visiting Hours
5.00am to 9.00pm

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  • Kopeshwar Temple is located at Khidrapur, Kolhapur district, Maharashtra.. It is at the border of Maharashtra and Karnataka.The Kopeshwar, Ancient & artistic temple situated on the bank of Krishna. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva.This is a fine example of ancient sculpture. It was built in 11-12 century by Shilahara. 

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