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Chaudayyadanapur is a small village in Ranebennur
Ranebennur
taluk of Haveri District in Karnataka
Karnataka
state of India. All facets of Indian civilisation (religion, art and poetry) are exemplified in an exquisite Mukteshwara temple,[1] with the highest degree of refinement.

Contents

1 Introduction 2 The Mukteshwar Temple 3 Kannada
Kannada
inscriptions

3.1 History

4 Conservation and restoration 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Introduction[edit] Northern Karnataka
Karnataka
is one of the richest areas of India
India
in monuments of great artistic value. It was the time of the greatest expansion of the Kalamukha Lakulasaiva movements and of the rise of Virashaivism. Shivapur, the old name of Chaudadanapur (Chaudayyadanapur) saint, a 12th-century social reformer Basaveshwar, donated this village to Ambigara Chaudayya (a boatman).[2] So the name is Chaudayyadanapur or Chaudadanapur. The temple of Mukteshwar at Chaudayyadanapur in Ranebennur
Ranebennur
Taluk is a beautiful representative of the style and the high culture of that time.[3] The Mukteshwar Temple[edit]

Chaudayyadanapur Mukteshwar temple, Haveri
Haveri
District, Karnataka

The Mukteshwar Temple is a single cella temple in Jakkanachari style. Similar temples were built under the patronage of Kalachuris of Kalyani or Seuna
Seuna
dynasties. This temple is a jewel of architecture of the 11th–12th centuries. It was built during the heyday of the kingdom ruled by the Kalyani Chalukyas
Kalyani Chalukyas
and the Seunas
Seunas
of Devagiri. It is dedicated to an Udbhava (spontaneously born) Lingam
Lingam
named Mukteshwar. The dome of the temple is hollow and is closed by the slabs of the stupi. Shikhara of the Mukteshwara temple is 2.2 m in its axis at the base. The stupi is made of three beautiful lotiform mouldings diminishing in size and a lotus bud with its base. Kannada
Kannada
inscriptions[edit] History[edit]

Chaudayyadanapur Mukteshwar temple, Haveri
Haveri
District, Karnataka

Seven inscriptions at Chaudayyadanapur Mukteshwar temple, Haveri District, Karnataka

The history of Mukteshwar Temple at Chaudayyadanapur is known through seven inscriptions in medieval Kannada, engraved on large steles. They provide information on the local rulers, kings of Guttala (Gupta ascendancy), on some constructions in the temple complex, on diverse donations to the deity. They provide the details on a prominent religious leaders. Inscriptions introduce Muktajiyar, a Lakulasaiva saint, and Shivadeva, a Virashaiva saint, who entered the place on the 19 August 1225 and led there a long life of renunciation, asceticism and spiritual elevation. The legacy of this age of intense Shaivism
Shaivism
is a jewel of architecture and sculpture. Conservation and restoration[edit]

Narasimha temple Narasapur near Chaudayyadanapur, en route to Guttal, Haveri
Haveri
District, Karnataka

There is a need of immediate conservation and testoration for the Narasimha temple Narasapur. See also[edit]

North Karnataka Tourism in North Karnataka Ranebennur Haveri Galaganatha Mylara Lingeshwara Temple at Mylara Hangal Bankapur Kaginele

References[edit]

^ "Temple of Mukteswar at Caudadanapur: A Little-Known 12th-13th Century Temple in Dharwar District, Karnataka". Retrieved 2008-10-27.  ^ "Chaudadanapur". Retrieved 2009-05-04.  ^ "The Temple of Mukteshwar at Cauudenapur". Retrieved 2008-10-27. 

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