Ikkeri was the capital of ‘Nayakas of Keladi'(a kingdom) from 1560 to 1640AD located in today’s Sagar in the district of Shimoga of Karnataka State. Before Ikkeri, Keladi was the capital of Nayakas. Highlights of Ikkeri today is the Aghoreshwara temple with the mixture of Vijayanagara, Dravidian, Chalukya and the Hoysala architecture style.
The temple hosts separate pavilion for Nandi.
The whole temple is built by granite stones and the carvings. The beautiful flower garden surrounds the entire temple complex. The main deity Aghoreshwara is still worshipped here.
If you are in the vicinity of Sagar District of Shimoga, please visit this temple its worth the visit. You have to travel by your own vehicle.