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

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Introduction

The North Karnataka is one of the richest areas of 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.

Shivapura, the old name of Chaudadanapura (Chaudayyadanapura) saint, a 12th century social reformer Basaveshwara, donated this village to Ambigara Chaudayya (a boatman).[2] So the name is Chaudayyadanapura or Chaudadanapura.

The temple of Muktesvara at Chaudayyadanapura in Ranebennur Taluk is a beautiful representative of the style and the high culture of that time.[3]

The Mukteshvara Temple

Chaudayyadanapura Mukteshwara temple, Haveri District, North Karnataka
Chaudayyadanapura Mukteshwara temple, Haveri District, North Karnataka

The Mukteshvara Temple is a single cella temple in Jakkanachari style. Similar temples were built under the patronage of Kalachuri or Seuna dynasties. This temple is a jewel of architecture of the 11th–12th century. It was built during the heyday of the kingdom ruled by the Kalyani Chalukyas and the Seunas of Devagiri. It is dedicated to an Udbhava (spontaneously born) Linga named Mukteshvara.

The dome of the temple is hollow and is closed by the slabs of the stupi. Sikhara 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 inscriptions

History

Chaudayyadanapura Mukteshwara temple, Haveri District, North Karnataka
Chaudayyadanapura Mukteshwara temple, Haveri District, North Karnataka
Seven inscriptions at Chaudayyadanapura Mukteshwara temple, Haveri District, North Karnataka
Seven inscriptions at Chaudayyadanapura Mukteshwara temple, Haveri District, North Karnataka

The history of Mukteshvara Temple at Chaudayyadanapura 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 is a jewel of architecture and sculpture.

Conservation and restoration

Narasimha temple Narasapura near Chaudayyadanapura, en route to Guttala, Haveri District, North Karnataka
Narasimha temple Narasapura near Chaudayyadanapura, en route to Guttala, Haveri District, North Karnataka
Narasimha temple Narasapura near Chaudayyadanapura, en route to Guttala, Haveri District, North Karnataka
Narasimha temple Narasapura near Chaudayyadanapura, en route to Guttala, Haveri District, North Karnataka
Narasimha temple Narasapura near Chaudayyadanapura

There is a need of immediate conservation and testoration for the Narasimha temple Narasapura.

See also

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

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