Sunday, June 2, 2013

12th century Mahadeva temple, Itagi, South India

Mahadeva temple Itagi,
South India
Sharing another temple from the Gadag, Lakkundi series. The Mahadeva temple  is equally spectacular. Located in Itagi around 35kms from Gadag, this temple is devoted to Lord Shiva.

Built in the early 12th century by Mahadeva, who was a commander in the army of Chalukya King Vikramaditya, this temple has some beautiful carvings. I wonder how the engineers and artisans in the ancient times managed to carve out such beauties, especially when there was no electricity or sophisticated instruments. It is amazing!

Mahadeva temple
Spectacular pillars




Around the temple


6 comments:

Technophilo said...

Surprisingly the Kalyani Chalukyas or Chalukya architecture is found on the banks of river Thungabhadra. Mahadeva temple is one of the prominent Chalukya architecture style temple is Itagi. Thanks for sharing about it.

surajit ray said...

Nice photographs

surajit ray said...

Nice photographs

Rajesh said...

Beautiful temple.

Namrota said...

Spectacular indeed!

Nandini said...

Nice post with photographs.. thanks for sharing