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Amruteshvara Temple at Amruthapura

Amruteshvara Temple environs.

Amruteshvara Temple at Amruthapura

The Amruteshvara temple is located in Amruthapura, a town which is 67 km north of Chikmagalur, 110 km from Hassan and 35 km from Shimoga on NH 206.

Located close to the Bhadra River reservoir near Tarikere town on the NH206, Amruteshvara temple is set in an idyllic spot surrounded by palm coconut palm groves.

Amrutheshwara Dandanayaka a commandor under Hoysala King Veera Ballala II built this temple in 1196 CE.

The main highlight is the open mantapa (hall) with gleaming shining lathe turned pillars ,that looks very similar to the mantapa of Veera Narayana Temple, Belavadi. The tower has great resemblance with the Aghoreshwara temple of Ikkeri , though the later one is less ornate and also later period.

Ramayana episodes on the outer panel

Ramayana episodes on the outer panel

Over 140 panels 70 on each sides, located along the parapet wall outside depicts the story of Ramayana. On the south side the story proceeds anticlockwise in the south side panels- a deviation from the norms – while on the north side the the episodes are in the clockwise fashion, the typical Hoysala style. 25 panels depict the life of Lord Krishna while the rest of 45 panels depict episodes from Mahabharata.

Wall relief sculpture at Amrutesvara temple

Wall relief sculpture at Amrutesvara temple

Open Hall with lathe turned pillars

Open Hall with lathe turned pillars


Outer Wall

Outer Wall


Tower over the main shrine

Tower over the main shrine

Porch of Amruteshvara Temple at Amruthapura

Porch of Amruteshvara Temple at Amruthapura

Amruteshvara Temple environs.

Amruteshvara Temple environs. Also seen is the outer wall of the temple compound