Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Laskshminarayana temple - Hosaholalu

Karnataka is famous for Hoysala temples and Halebid, Belur and Somanathapura are few temples which we remember for the architecture and beautiful sculptures all around the temple. There are many other little known hoysala temples and I decided to explore them with help of google and some blogs.

One such temple is Lakshmi Narayana temple located in Hosaholalu village which is 2kms from K.R.pet and 50kms from Mysore. This temple is also 25kms from Melkote. I left Mysore at 8.30am by KSRTC bus which goes to Shimoga and reached K.R.pet. Then I reached the temple by auto at 9.45am. The temple is maintained very well and all poojas are conducted. Bramhotsavam is conducted in February/March every year and large devotees from nearby villages visit the temple during these days.

There is no gopuram in the main entrance and you are welcomed by a beautiful Dwajasthambam which was installed recently. The front structure is not in Hoysala style and it was constructed during the later part of hoysala kingdom. but the main structure is very very beautiful and this is a Trikuta literally mean "three towers"

Lakshminarayana is the main deity with Sreekrishnar on the left and Lakshminarasimhar on the right. After wonderful darshana I spent sometime chatting with the bhattar collecting some information on history of temple and the utsavams held. He told me that the krishnar idol was stolen years back and the idol is present in a temple near KRS backwaters. This is not the venugopalswamy temple which was relocated from inside KRS dam. For more information and if the temple is closed you can contact bhattar on below numbers.

contact : Raj bhattar
mobile : 9341610140
landline: 08230310511

Epic Ramayana is carved on the outer walls -Ramar aiming arrow between 7 trees

How to Reach:

By Bus
Frequent buses available from Satellite bus stand Bangalore.
Bangalore to K.R.Pet.
Mandya to K.R.Pet.
Melkote to K.R.Pet.
Mysore to K.R.Pet.

From K.R.pet take an auto to Hosaholalu lakshminarayana temple. share autos are also available @ 5 per person.

By Train
Get down at Mandya or Pandavapura station and take a bus to K.R.Pet.

Temple timings

8am -11.30am and 5.30pm - 8pm on weekdays
weekends 8am-1pm and 5.30pm-8pm.

If the temple is closed please contact raj bhattar. He stays nearby and he will come and help you.

contact : Raj bhattar
mobile : 9341610140
landline: 08230310511


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