Sharing some photos of Omkareshwara Temple, Madikeri Town.
This temple was built in 19th Century (1820 AD to be precise) by King Lingarajendra. Located in the heart of Madikeri (Mercara for those who are unable to twist their tongue!) town.
Story is that the King built this temple to nullify the sins he committed by killing an innocent brahmin.
Temple displays a mix of Gothic and Islamic architecture. Somehow flagpost (ಧ್ವಜಸ್ಥ೦ಭ) is missing. Design looks great with a pond in the centre with minarets in each corner. The siva lingam was bought from Kashi.
October 2010 update: A fresh photo of the Omkareshwara temple, open from 5pm to 8pm
Places of tourist interest in and around Coorg:
Omkareshwara Temple |Abbi Falls |Talakaveri | Bhagamandala | Dubare Elephant Camp| Raja Seat | Chiklihole Dam | Chelavara waterfalls | Sera Jey University |
Other posts on travel:Karkala Photos| Golconda | Manipal Endpoint| SkandaGiri Bangalore | Anantagiri, Hyderabad| Bekal Fort * Nagara fort * Maravanthe * Yercaud * Wayanad * Binsar * Chandragiri Fort *