Travel – Ikkeri – Karnataka

DSC01423

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. HighlightsΒ 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.

Nearest attractions

Advertisements

42 Comments Add yours

  1. Puja says:

    Wonderful photos… Looks like a must visit place for history lovers!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Raj says:

      Yes it is a must see place. I will be posting some other near by places in coming days. Better to plan all together. Stay tuned. Thank you. πŸ‘πŸΌ πŸ™πŸΌ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Puja says:

        Yup.. sure…😊😊

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Mystical place it seems. The weather effects added more charm to the pictures..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Raj says:

      Vijayanagara, Chalukya and Hoysala Empire given someone the masterpieces at Karnataka. I never get tired of these places. More coming up in couple more days. Thank you Pooja. πŸ‘πŸΌ πŸ™πŸΌ

      Like

      1. I will be waiting 😊

        Liked by 1 person

  3. N says:

    Stunning pictures Raj, so vibrant and alive.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Raj says:

      Thank you N, yes they are indeed vibrant and alive today.. When I walk across I feel the ancient souls pass by.. its breathtaking experience.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. N says:

        I can only imagine..

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Raj says:

        You can travel too… πŸ˜€

        Liked by 1 person

      3. N says:

        hahaha… yeah that too.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. tinahomeblog says:

    Amazing pictures. What a wonderful place.

    Like

  5. Amy says:

    Great photos of this significant ancient stone buildings!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Raj says:

      Yes Amy this part of the world filled with such temples. But they are really amazing! Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. prior.. says:

    wow – beautiful photos of a beautiful place

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Raj says:

      Thank you very much! ✌

      Liked by 1 person

  7. raastha says:

    Nice pic and info…never heard of this place…despite living in Bangalore. Thanks for sharing

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Raj says:

      Even I did not know about it, although I remember it now reading in primary school history class decades back! Stay tuned bunch more posts going to come up here! ✌

      Liked by 1 person

      1. raastha says:

        hey thanks….sure…I am right here…..

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Raj says:

        Check my post on “Keladi” which is also nearby to Ikkeri..

        Liked by 1 person

      3. raastha says:

        Sure I shall.

        Liked by 1 person

  8. Lifewithhealth says:

    photos are really nice and thanx for the detail information about this beautiful place .

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Raj says:

      Thank you very much for your appreciation! ✌

      Like

  9. Rekha says:

    Wonderful photographs! πŸ˜€
    I visited Ikkeri a couple of years ago. Didn’t you see the lizards? There are two lizards on one of the walls of the temple – there is a saying that when the tails of these two lizards meet, the world is going to end.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Raj says:

      I thought you must have definitely seen this temple. πŸ˜€ You are an Indiana Jones of Karnataka! πŸ˜€
      No.. I did not see the Lizards, neither the end of the world.
      Thanks you! πŸ™‚

      Like

      1. Rekha says:

        Indiana joanna πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰
        I think I still have the pictures of ikkeri temple. If I do, then I will post it. πŸ™‚ I remember clicking a picture of those lizards.

        Liked by 1 person

    1. Raj says:

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

      Like

  10. amykfry says:

    Wow these pictures are amazing! Great format on your blog posts too. I’d love it if you’d check out my blog out and give me some feedback on how to improve!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Raj says:

      Thanks Amy, checked your blog and its amazing, you are on to great start. Photography and the blog is like husband and wife! πŸ˜€ You are nicely married now! Thanks for checking my blog! Cheers to you!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. amykfry says:

        Hahah thank you very much for checking out my blog!

        Liked by 1 person

  11. The photos are dramatic!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Raj says:

      Thank you for your appreciation! 😊❀

      Like

  12. mixedbaggweb says:

    I always learning about the places lesser traveled. Thanks for sharing.

    Share your adventure with us and earn!
    http://themixedbagtravel.com/

    Like

  13. darshanakoirala says:

    Your photos are something else – I love them! What camera/lens do you typically use? Great post!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Raj says:

      Thanks Darshan for your appreciation.. well, the camera used is Sony Alpha a6000 + 30 mm Sigma Contemporary lens.

      Like

  14. williambacky says:

    WOW! your photos are amazing! I would love the opportunity to visit sometime.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Raj says:

      Thanks William for your kind appreciation. Yes, you are always welcomed. πŸ™‚

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s