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Ishvara Temple, Arsikere
Ishvara Temple, Arsikere is an 11th century Lord Shiva Temple built by the Hoysala Kings. It is famous for its rich cultural heritage and stunning architecture. The single shrine temple, its complex craftsmanship and the intricacies of the carvings are not found in other Hoysala structures, thus making it a famous attraction in the region.
Kedareshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built by Veer Ballala II, a Hoysala King and Ketaladevi, his Queen around 1220 A.D. The stunning structure has traditional Hoysala style architecture in soapstone and has enchantingly intricate carvings, relief work and sculptures depicting the legends of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.
Kenchamba Temple, Alur
Kenchamba devi temple is located in Alur taluk of Hassan district. The temple of Kenchamba devi Idol is most attractive. Places such as Puradamma, Malaliyamma and this Kenchamba devi are considered to be the most power full spiritual places of Hassan district. This deity is also called as Kenchamma Devi.
Manjarabad Fort is a star fort built in 1792 by Tipu Sultan the then ruler of Mysore using French military architects.The completed fort was inspected by Tipu Sultan who then found it enveloped in fog and hence named it as Manjarabad fort; the name Manjara is a corrupted version of ‘manju’ meaning “fog or mist” in Kannada.
Chandragiri is one of the two hills in Shravanabelagola, other one being Vindhyagiri. The small hill derives it’s name of Chandra because Chandragupta was the first of the rishis who lived and performed penance there. A vast expanse of granite rock, scattered large and small boulders can be found enroute to the peak.
Sri Malekal Tirupati Temple
Amaragiri Malekal Tirupati Temple devoted to Sri Venkataramana Swamy or Lord Balaji. The temple is located on the Bangalore -Honnavara highway around 2km from Arsikere, Hassan. Fable says that Sage Agasthya had offered prayers here to Lord Balaji and was blessed with Lord Balaji’s darshan here.
Bhagwan Bahubali Statue
Built in 983 AD, Bhagwan Bahubali Statue or Gommateshwara is a 17 metre tall free standing monoliths statue of the Jain deity, Bahubali. It is located on Vindhyagiri Hills. The location is also a perfect place to get a panoramic view of the surroundings. The statue was awarded the title of one of the seven wonders of India in 2005.
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
Lakshmi Narsimha Temple is a stunning 13th century shrine temple built by Bommanna Dandanayaka who served as a commander in the Hoysala Dynasty. The bas-relief and sculpture work on the temple increase its architectural beauty and are a treat to the tourists. The temple is built with soapstone and is another good example of the rich culture of the dynasty.
Koravangala Temple, also called the Bucesvara Temple, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built by Buchiraja to celebrate the coronation of Veer Ballala II of the Hoysala Dynasty in the 12th century. This temple was built to the Hoysala architecture and adorns stunning carvings on the soapstone structure.
How to reach
Hasanamba temple is located in the centre of Hassan city, making it easily approachable for travellers based around the world.
Tourists sweep in here to witness the irresistible beauty of this place and here are the links that help them do so in an easy manner.
Hassan is connected with well-built roads with all the major cities. Hassan is just 115 km from Mysore, 186 km from Bangalore, 172 km from Mangalore and 65 km from Chikmagalur. It is well linked with different cities and buses are available from these cities that drop you to Hassan.
This place is connected to different cities of Karnataka namely Hubli, Shimoga, Mangalore, Mysore and Bangalore. One can travel to these cities and then further travel via rail to Hassan to enjoy the holiness of this place. Cabs or taxis are available at Hassan that can help you visit the major tourist attractions here.