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Mallikarjuna Temple - Kuruvatti

DISTRICT: Davangere; TALUK: Hadagali
LOCALITY: Kuruvatti (Lat. 14° 45' N; Long. 75° 40' E)
APPROACH: AIRPORT: Bengaluru; RAILWAY STATION: Hospet; BUS STATION: Hadagali

BRIEF HISTORY: Kuruvatti formed part of the vast dominion of later Chalukyas of Kalyana during circa eleventh century A.D. This is a famous temple built in chalukya style the lintel of the sukanasi entrence has a highly embellished makaratorana mounted on two round pillars.  There are three niches in the center of the lintel in which an image of sira is kept in the centre flanked by Vishnu and Brahma on either side.The outer walls of the garbhagriha have niches decorated by pilasters and miniature sikharas.The niches have image of gods flanked by madanika images mounted on dwarps. The walls which have those elegantly executed art objects are considered to be an excellent example of chalukya style of Architecture. On plan, the temple consists of a garbhagriha an antarala,a sabhamandapa, two mukhamandapas on either side, and a detached nandimantapa in the east.