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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Amruthapura Amrutesvara temple Tarikere

This post is about a place we couldn't explore.

I'd traveled several times between Shimoga and Bangalore, but wasn't aware of Amrutapura all these days. Amruthapura, a town some 70 kms from Chikmagalur and 50 kms from Shivamogga is a lesser known temple town. It houses an Amruteshwara temple, built in Hoysala style sometime in 11-12th Century.

We managed to reach Amrutesvara temple by sunset, about 6.45PM, but the temple gates close at 6PM. We could only get a glimpse of it from outside. The temple is maintained by ASI (Archeological survey of India) and is open to tourists till 6PM only. Some local people told us that if we go into town, find the Archaka (priest) and request him, he may open the gates for sometime. It was getting dark and eventually we decided to return without exploring the place.

I only have outside photos of the place. Should visit it again some other time. It is just 5-6 kms deviation from Tarikere-Tumkur road (BH Road) and is certainly worth a visit.

How to go to Amruthapura?


Assuming you’re heading towards Amruthapura from Shivamogga or Chikmagalur, slow down after crossing Tarikere. 2-3 kms and you’ll see a small temple of Lord Shani on the right. It is too small to be noticed from distance, so watch out. Immediately after that take the left turn, you need to cross the railway track. Keep driving, turn left at next intersection. Drive straight and you’ll see the temple on your right. Nice fields with Mango and other trees greet you on the way

Nearby: Sanskrit village Mathur * Kalhatti falls * Thyavarekere * Honnemaradu * Mullayana Giri * Seethalayyan Giri

11 comments :

Gowtham said...

I have been there, it is a good one and maintained well, though smaller.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks for the info Gowtham

Abhinav said...

That seems to be a nice place.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Even I've visited this place. Its really beautiful. Next time don't miss to see the complete temple. Even I've written about this temple in my blog.

Arnab Maity said...

One of the many lost temples of Karnataka

Satish Kumar said...

I am planning one day trip to Amruthapura - Amrutesvara temple, can anybody guide me

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Go to Tarikere and take directions from people

Smitha said...

does anybody have an idea... is aksharabyasam done there for kids.. plz let me know asap as i am planning to go on vijayadashami

Smitha said...

does anybody have an idea... is aksharabyasam done there for kids.. plz let me know asap as i am planning to go on vijayadashami

gireesh said...

one of the best place

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Gireesh: Thanks

Smitha: Not sure on that