Sunday, October 30, 2016

Monuments of Sudi

Where: 50 Kms from Gadag
How to reach: via SH 6
Best time to visit: All the year round
Time visited: Nov 2016
Time to see around: 20 mins
Stay:  Gadag
Food: Gadag

Tour Plan
Day 1: Pune-Kittur-Varur-Annigeri-Gadag 
Day 2: Gadag-Laxmeshwara-Gadag-Sudi-Gadag
Day 3: Gadag-Dambal-Lakkundi-Itagi-Bijapur
Day 4: Bijapur-Solapur


Day 2 - Laxmeshwara and Sudi (180 Kms)
Gadag-Laxmeshwara (40 Kms), Gadag-Sudi (50 Kms)

It was a long drive from Gadag in hot sun. The google maps showed fastest route but it was small inner roads. We decided to take risk and drove through open fields. But Sudi was total disappointment. Totally neglected temples and nothing much to see. Unless you have special interest in Archaeology or History this could be skipped.


Jodu-kalasa Temple 

History as per Internet
This twin temple has two garbhagrhas (sanctums) sharing a common mandapa. The mandapa has entrances on north and south. Shikharas on both the sides, east and west, are intact in their full glory with kalasha. It is built on a high raised platform (jagati). 







Mallikarjuna Temple

History as per Internet
A Chalukya (Kalyani Chalukyas) monument, 1054, Founded under princess Akkadevi Governor of Sudi.  The front portion of this temple is much renovated as it is a live temple. Front mandapa, which is open on three sides, is supported on ten pillars, eight pillars supporting the main roof and two supporting a projecting porch. It is a tri-kuta temple where three shrines share a common mandapa (hall). This common closed mandapa is supported on four pillars.




Other Monuments
Large Ganapati statue carved in stone,Large Shiva linga, Hude (Tower), Nandi

We were very hungry and it was almost 2PM. We headed straight back to Gadag.



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