Mukteshwara Temple, Chaudayyadanapura, Karnataka, India (with photos)

Chaudayyadanapura/Chaudadanapura (Kannada: ಚೌಡಯ್ಯದಾನಪುರ/ಚೌಡದಾನಪುರ) is a small village on the bank of River Tungabhadra in Ranebennur taluk of the Indian state of Karnataka. Earlier name of this place was Shivapura, this place got the new name after the 12th century saint, social reformer, Vishwa Guru Basaveshwara donated this place to Ambigara Chaudayya (a boatman).

Mukteshwara Temple

The Mukteshwara Temple here is a very beautiful Jakkanachaari style temple constructed during the 11-12th century. The lingu here at the Mukteshwara Temple is spontaneously born (Udbhava Linga) There is also a Veerabhadreshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Veerabhadra (Lord Shiva)

Side view of Mukteshwara Temple

Getting There:
From Ranebennur (Around 24 km)
Route: From Ranebennur, take Guttal Road (SH57), you need to cross Devaragudda cross & Honnatti village. After travelling about 21 km, there is a small bus stop at the left, this is actually a bus stop for Chaudayyadanapura. Take right just after this bus stop & go for about 3 km, you reach the destination.

From Bengaluru (Around 324 km)
Route: Bengaluru --NH4--> Tumkur --NH4--> Chitradurga --NH4--> Davangere --NH4--> Ranebennur --SH57--> Chaudayyadanapura

From Hubballi (Around 110 km)
Route: Hubballi --NH4--> Haveri --SH2--> Guttal --SH57--> Chaudayyadanapura

By Bus/Train:
Ranebennur is well connected by Buses & Trains. From Ranebennur there are a lot of Buses which go towards Guttal/Mylara/Hoovinahadagli/Hospet/Shirhatti/Mundaragi. Get down at Chaudayyadanapura busstop (21 km from Ranebennur) & from here you can either trek/walk to Chaudayyadanapura Village or take an auto if you are lucky enough to get one.

Another view of Mukteshwara Temple

Places of interest nearby:
* Mylara Lingeshwara Temple, Myalara (Around 15 km, if you can cross the river Mylara is hardly 1.5 - 2 km)
* Kuruvathi Basaveshwara Temple, Kuruvatti (Around 18 km)
* Malatesha Temple at Devaragudda (Around 18 km)
* Ranebennur (Around 24 km)
* Harihareshwara Temple, Harihar (Around 45 km)

Entrance to Mukteshwara Temple

Another side view of Mukteshwara Temple

Lord Veerabhadreshwara

Temple Premises

Temple Premises

Aikya Mantapa of Ambigara Chaudayya on the banks of River Tungabhadra

Rear view of Mukteshwara Temple

Another rear view with the River Tungabhadra also captured

Mukteshwara Shiva Lingu

Temple Entrance

View of River Tungabhadra beside the Temple

Veerabhadreshwara Temple

Chaudadanapura Matha


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