Sunday, October 30, 2016

Trikuteshwar Temple - Gadag

Where: Gadag
How to reach: 60 Kms from Hubli on Hospet Road
Best time to visit: All the year round
Time visited: Nov 2016
Time to see around: 10 mins
Stay:  Gadag
Food: Gadag
Parking: Parking available outside premises

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


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




History as per Internet
Trikuteshwara temple is one of the largest and most prominent Chalukyan temples in north Kanrnataka. It has triple shrines, once housing Shiva, Brahma and Surya. The Saraswathi temple has the finest shining decorative pillars, and the Saraswathi image, and is one of the largest examples of Chalukya art. 

It was almost 4.30 pm and we had to rush to the temple before the darkness descended. 




The highly intricate decorative carvings and sculptures are simply amazing. 






Astounding decorative Pillars




Very finely carved door jambs



Saraswathi idol



Inscriptions on the compound wall

After disappointment at Sudi this was indeed a treat. It was tiring day and we decided to hit bed after a early dinner. The Sizzlers at Clarks inn were amazing.








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