Aghoreshvara Temple, Ikkeri, Karnataka (with photos)

Ikkeri was the second capital of the Keladi Nayaka Dynasty. Its 3 km to the south of Sagar town of Shivamogga dist of the Indian state of Karnataka. Ikkeri was the capital of Keladi Nayakas for about 120 yrs & later moved to Bidanooru.

The Aghoreshvara Temple in Ikkeri built in granite during the time of the Nayakas of Keladi is a classic example of the Nayaka style of architecture. It was built during the 16th century AD.

Front View of Aghoreshvara Temple

Getting There:
From Bengaluru: Its around 350 km (6 - 7 hrs drive)
There are 2 good routes
Route1 (350 km : 6-7 hrs drive):
Bengaluru --NH4--> Tumkur --NH206--> Tiptur --NH206--> Birur --NH206--> Shivamogga --NH206--> Sagar --> Ikkeri

Route2 (385 km : 6-7 hrs drive): 
Bengaluru --NH4--> Tumkur --NH4--> Chitradurga --NH4--> Davangere --NH4--> Ranebennur bypass --> Kod --> Hirekerur --> Siralkoppa --> Sagar --> Ikkeri

From Hubballi: Its around 170 km (3 - 4 hrs drive)
Route: Hubli --> Tadas --> Hangal --> Anavatti --> Siralkoppa --> Sagar --> Ikkeri

From Mangalore: Its around 205 km (4 - 5 hrs drive)
Route: Mangalore --NH17--> Udupi --> Siddapura --> Hulikal --> Nagara --> Hosnagara --> Sagar --> Ikkeri

Carvings on the wall at Aghoreshwara Temple

Places of Interest nearby Ikkeri:
Varadamoola (5 - 6 km) - Birth Place of Varadha River
Keladi (12 km) - First capital of Keladi Nayakas
* Sigandhur (35 km) - Famous Choudeshwari Temple
Jog Falls (30 km)  - World famous water falls
Honnemaradu (35 km) - Beautiful back waters with many islands & lot of water sports

More photos of Aghoreshvara Temple at Ikkeri ..

Akhilandeshwari Ammanavara Temple

A big Nandi at the entrance of Aghoreshwara Temple

Entrance to the Aghoeshwara Temple

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pictures!! Nicely clicked, showing the beauty of ikkeri temple.

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