Monday, March 12, 2012

Hire-Hadagali /ಹಿರೆ ಹಡಗಲಿ

Hire-Hadagali Temple 
 "ಹಿರೆ ಹಡಗಲಿ " is a busy village located on the State Highway SH 40 which is a link between Hoovina Hadagali  and Ranebennur. Thanks to the ASI staff  for insisting us to visit this temple. This place is home to a beautiful Chalukyan temple dedicated to Lord Kalleshwara. The Art critic Alexander Rea has described this temple completely in his book titled "The Chalukyan Architecture". He summarizes in his book that 'every detail of the carved work is as minutely finished as jewellery'. This temple is locally known has 'Katte Basaveshwara' temple. One of the inscriptions found here also calls it 'Demeswara'.
The South Doorway
Dwarapalakas
Interiors of the Kalleshwara Temple
Goddess Uma-Maheshwari's unique Hair-Do
 Lintel Carving of the Garbhagriha
   The temple is believed to have been built during 10th Century by the Kalyana Chalukyas. It is undoubtedly one amongst the most beautiful temples of Karnataka.There are two entrances to temple (one  facing  east and the other facing south).  The unique feature of this temple is the embossed carvings on the pattikas. The outer walls of the temple are extremely beautiful, carrying heavy carvings of unusual styles and designs.The main temple  houses idols of Ganesha, Sapthamatrikas, Uma-Maheshwari and Bhairava. All the doorways and the pillars are of classical Chalukyan type.  There is a small idol of Nandi inside the temple. Another temple situated opposite to this temple is dedicated to the Sun God Lord Surya and has a huge Nandi in its front, facing the Kalleshwara. 
Heavily decorated Pillar 
Lion capturing a Three Headed Snake
Embossed Carvings on the Pattikas
Goddess Paravathi
Lord Surya Temple
Nandi
Carvings on the outer wall
   The ASI has maintained this temple and its surroundings well and has appointed full time care takers.
Kalleshwara Temple
Natures' Gem with Man made Gem
    Directions from Bangalore: Bangalore -NH4 - Ranebennur - Right Turn  towards SH 40 -
                                                  Hire-Hadagali
    Distance from Bangalore: 370 km
  Places to visit Around: Mylara, Devaragudda, Galaganatha, Chaudayyadanapura, Haveri, Ranebennur,   Bagali, Harapanahalli, Hoovina Hadagali, Kuruvatti, Harlahalli, Dambal, Magala and many more

Reference :  Ourtemples.in
 

26 comments:

  1. Awesome temple... And Super pictures..

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  2. An awesome temple indeed! The carvings are exquisite and amazing! Breathtaking captures for the day and such fascinating history! Thanks for sharing the beauty and the history!

    Sylvia

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  3. Nice temple... Had not heard of this place..

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  4. It is a nice temple with good carvings. Good photos.

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  5. beautiful images!!
    good to see ASI taking good care...

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  6. The carvings of this temple, both interior and exterior are exquisite and beautiful. This temple is truly a gem. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  7. The Temple is so beautiful and I love the intricate carvings and detail.
    Many thanks for showing us

    Happy week
    Carolyn

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  8. Wonderful detailing and well maintained temple. Beautiful captures, the last shot is splendid. Thanks for sharing...

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  9. These photos are very gorgeous! Interesting to see such old temple in your country.The seventh photo is my favorite!!
    Tomoko

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  10. Beautiful work on the temple...Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Beautiful sculpture work on the temple.

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  12. You are a true discoverer and wanderer!! Hats off to finding such lovely places.
    Keep exploring.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  13. bEAUTIFUL PLACE.
    sHOWS THE ENGINEERING OF OUR FORE FATHERS!
    Loved the last pic.

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  14. Fantastic carvings. Such intricate work..

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  15. That is a lovely post! I like the lion hunting snake pic!

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  16. Yep, and proud to mention IT'S MY VILLAGE!!!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful place! Fantastic composition at the bottom.

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  18. Hire hadagali is a histrical place and good place near magala is the village is a malladasara ashrama is good place and tunga badra river

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  19. Try and visit Kappata gudda near mundaragi in gadag district, Bio-diversity and flowers and funa,around u will get some good temple too

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  20. VERY GOOD TEMPLE & NICE HISTORY ...........ITS MY NATIVE PLACE ,I LIKE VERY MUCH
    PLS VISIT HIREHADAGALI KATTIBASAVESHWARA TEMPLE &IMPROVE YOUR HISTORY FEATURES.THANKS TO ALL.

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  21. Beautiful temple, I agree with you the carving is exquisite...

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