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Ramesvara Temple, Kudli

DISTRICT: Shimoga; TALUK: Shimoga
LOCALITY: Kudli (Lat. 130 12' N; Long. 740 35' E)            

The Ramesvara temple dated to 12th century AD, is flanked by river Bhadra on the east and river Tunga at west.  It is situated at the confluence of the two rivers. The temple of Rameshvara is a non-ornate variety of Hoysala architecture with Vesara vimana. The temple in east-west orientation in its axial plan has a garbhagriha, a sukanasi and a closed sabhamandapa with a central raised podium accommodating the sculpture of a couchant well sculptured nandi. The sabhamandapa at north, south and east has four-pillared porches fused into it. The sanctum houses a Siva-linga. The pillars in the sabhamandapa are lathe-turned and polished. The jagati has five mouldings and the walls are devoid of decorations except for plain, slender pilasters at regular intervals. The sukhanasi projection of the super structure has the Hoysala emblem.