Thursday, October 21, 2010

Nadi Narasimha Temple, Dodda Mallur

This small temple is located right on the banks of a river Kanva. If one gets out of the temple from one of its entrance they can get down into river. The deity of the temple is Lord Narasimha. As it is on the edge of river (nadi) the name of the temple is "Nadi Narasimh". But we had been here in peak summer and river had dried up.

The temple is belied to be 1000 years old, but it might have been renovated some 300 years back.
The brick wall seen above is not part of the temple. It is an enclosure build around the temple to provide shade.

The towers of the temples have beautiful sculptures and they have been painted.
If on one side of the temple there is river, on the other three sides are sugarcane field, vegetable field and coconut garden.

How to Reach: It is located at a distance of 70 kms from Bangalore on State Highway 17 en-route to Mysore. There is a diversion to the right, 2 kms after Channapatna. After passing through a railway Crossing on this road, a mud road will lead to the temple.

60 comments:

V Rakesh said...

Marvelous pictures! Yes, the towers are very impressive and so also is the last picture of the greens! Superb!

Cloudia said...

100 years?!


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George said...

This is a beautiful temple. It shimmers in the light like gold in the second photo.

kavita said...

I love your blog as often it takes me to the best temples of our country ...thanks for that :)

Zuzana said...

I am not sure why, but the way you described this place in combination with your images makes me want to be there right now. It has a sense of tranquility over it.;)
xoxo

Phivos Nicolaides said...

What a gorgeous temple full of excellent architecture and beauty.

Mar said...

Amazing temple and impressive architecture, as always!! beautiful skies.
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Carver said...

Wonderful shots. I like how delicate the carvings in the tower look. Very beautiful.

Titania said...

Very intricate Style, looks like made from ivory! One thousand years old, what stories are buried around it.
I like the country side very much.

Gwendolyn L said...

Wonderful history lesson to go along with the wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing.

clairz said...

I always wonder how hot it is in these summer shots of yours where the sky is almost white. Happy Skywatching!

Pearl Maple said...

Pretty view of the temple, like all that detailed decorative work they had added to the structure.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous post as always, Rajesh! Pale skies the perfect backdrop for the magnificent temples! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Linda said...

A coconut garden is something I've never seen before.
Such a lovely small scale temple.

ewok1993 said...

oh you really are making me so envious at all your travels and all the temples you visited.

joo said...

It's gorgeous Rajesh! 1000 years make - impressive!
Greetings:)

eden said...

Beautiful temple. Great shots. Thank you for sharing.

Wren said...

The towers are so beautiful, and so intricate.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

amazing structure and to think someone created it 1000 years go,

SandyCarlson said...

So many temples....Your blog reminds me the world itself is sacred.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Great temples!thanks for sharing y0ur w0rld.
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indicaspecies said...

A temple near a river....good one!

ladyfi said...

I love the way those temple towers glow in the sun!

Life Ramblings said...

fabulous temples. love the intricate details.

alicesg said...

Wow 1000 years old temple. Fantastic. Very beautiful designs.

NatureFootstep said...

your temples overtakes the sky. :)

joshi daniel said...

the painted towers really give it a different feel and look!

Siromade said...

Magnificent shot of the photo. The temple is just amazing and beautiful.

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful sculpures and details!
Wish you a nice weekend:-)

Jacob said...

Whatever was used to create these temples, it is very beautiful. Sounds like they're out in a rural area.

Francisca said...

It's awesome to imagine people carving these 1000 years ago.

YOSEE said...

Is this the same Malur of Aprameyaswami ?
I havn't seen this Narasimha ; now it'll go into my to-do list !

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photograph, beautiful and interesting temple.

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for such lovely words.

Yosee: Yes it is the same place. This temple is interior in the fields.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful, Rajesh. The temple is beautiful, and the fields attractive, but I'm sorry the river was dried up when you were there. I love rivers.

Kay, Alberta

Y. Ikeda said...

Temples in India appear to be a lot different from those in Japan!! Great images.
Cheers.

JM said...

The painted towers are awesome!

Pietro said...

Amazing temple in a wonderful location, really fantastic sculptures.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Raj :)
queste torri sembrano da lontano avorio intarsiato !
Meravigliose.
Buona serata e felice fine settimana :)
Myriam

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: Amazing structure in the temple. It is quite beautiful.

Randi said...

What a beatiful temple. The sculptures are amazing!

Kaori said...

The temple towers are gorgeous! 1000 years...that is very old! :-D

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! 1000 years is definitely a lot of years, but it seems to be in good shape... at least much better than mine now... ;)

Sorry for the absence: out one week, busy on return and then caught by the flu... ;)
Blogtrotter Two is still in Algiers... Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very interesting to me Rajesh, that this beautiful temple is apparently quite far out in the countryside, with all the farm fields about. I have thought of those beautful structures only being in your large cities.

Thanks, as always, for teaching so beautifully about your country.

Tammie Lee said...

absolutely amazing!

Thomas C B Chua said...

Awesome! I love such sites. They should be preserved.They are your national heritage.

gemini said...

Got to visit your place one day!

J Bar said...

Terrific.

Life Moto said...

That is very beautiful work of art Rajesh. Great that they still preserve the place.

RNSANE said...

The temples of India are so exquisite, Rajesh. I hope to see it first hand.

Vernz said...

another amazing captures of yours Rajesh.. so pretty...
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chubskulit said...

Great shots!

My Mellow Yellow post, have a great week ahead!

Stephanie V said...

Someday I want to see those beautiful temples myself. What wonderful work.

Erika B said...

Such a beautiful temple. It looks truly golden in parts.

Erika B

Viola said...

Beautiful photos! Oh!- it's an old temple, indeed! I like the slulptures behind.. :)

Ann said...

Looks so much better after being painted. I thought you photo shopped the photo.

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this country side temple.

Indrani said...

Interesting! May be I will make a halt next time I go that way.

Arpana said...

its lovely to nice details of countryside!

MarĂ­a del Mar Hermoso said...

Mmmmm, it looks like a creamy cake!!!