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DISTRICT: Udupi, TALUK: Udupi
LOCALITY: Hosal (Barkur) (Lat. 130 29' N; Long. 740 48' E)
APPROACH: AIRPORT: Mangalore; RAILWAY STATION: Mangalore, BUS STATION: Barkur
Datable to circa 12th century AD, both these bastis, built at a distance of 30' between them are almost similar to each other. Temple No. 1 measures 35' 3"x 21' 6" in length and width has a garbhagriha with an insignificant ante¬chamber and a U-pillared mukhamandapa and is enclosed in a stone built prakara. Inside the sanctum is the image of a Tirtankara.The temple has an austere Aadhisthana and plain bhitti covered by heavy massive eave typical to the coastal region where the rainfall is heavy. The pillars of the porch are moderately ornamented and have square bases. The temple No. 2 is similar to the above, but with a small mahadwara set into the prakara at east. The sanctum opens into a jagati like ardhamandapa which inturn opens into a four-pillared mukhamandapa. The temple measures 33' 6"x 19' 2" in length and breadth and outside the prakara is the pranala to drain the abluted water built with a trough of 3' 6"x3' 6" abutting the laterite brick wall at the north. The insignificant Shiva temple has a sanctum accommodating a shivalinga.