Keerthinarayana Temple in Talakad, near Mysore, was built by King Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala Dynasty to celebrate his victory over the Cholas. The five Chola Shiva temples in Talakad, an ancient town with the remains of pre-historic settlements, are largely covered by sand dunes. More than thirty temples are supposed to be under the sand dunes. Square-based stone pillars, originally made to fit into a wheel below the abacus....

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There is a unique feature to the carvings on the walls of Vaidyeshwara Temple. There are two rings interlinked with no partition or ends that adorn a five-headed snake. There's also a stone vessel that looks as though it were made with the aids of the best technology in place today but was actually hand-made by the sheer talent and labour of the sculptors. People are often dumbfounded witnessing the beauty of it all...

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The historical town of Talakadu is a treat for those with a historical bend of mind. Located on the left bank of the majestic River Cauvery, the town has several claims to fame. Perhaps the most important claim to fame is the curse that turned the thriving town into a sandy shore with sand

the Pataleshwara or Vasukishwara, Maruleshwara or Saikateshwara, Arkeshwara, Vaidyanatheshwara and Mallikarjuna temples form the famous “Panchalinga Darshana” which is held once every 12 years. The Panchalinga Darshana is held on a Monday falling on a new moon day in the month of Karthika (November/December) when the sun is in the Scorpius constellation. Apparently the last Panchalinga Darshana was held in the year 2006. The Pataleshwara Shivalingam is said to change colors during the day

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