CHAUDAYYADANAPUR is a small village in
Ranebennur taluk of Haveri
* 1 Introduction * 2 The Mukteshwar Temple
* 3.1 History
* 4 Conservation and restoration * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links
Shivapur, the old name of Chaudadanapur (Chaudayyadanapur) saint, a 12th-century social reformer Basaveshwar , donated this village to Ambigara Chaudayya (a boatman). So the name is Chaudayyadanapur or Chaudadanapur.
The temple of Mukteshwar at Chaudayyadanapur in Ranebennur Taluk is a beautiful representative of the style and the high culture of that time.
THE MUKTESHWAR TEMPLE
The Mukteshwar Temple is a single cella temple in Jakkanachari style.
Similar temples were built under the patronage of Kalachuris of
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.
The history of Mukteshwar Temple at Chaudayyadanapur is known through
seven inscriptions in medieval
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
CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION
There is a need of immediate conservation and testoration for the Narasimha temple Narasapur.
* ^ "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.