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“Historic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Keladi

Ranked #6 of 19 things to do in Shimoga
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

This place is only of historic and architectural importance.

To get there, when coming from Shimoga side, take a right in Sagar (Karnataka toursim yellow sign board markings available) - from this point, it would be around 9 kms, and do not rely on public transport.

there are a few locals (not officially guides) who will explain the significance of the temple, as well as point out intricate carvings and their interpretations - a fee of 50/- will be very happily accepted by them. Left by yourself, you may not be able to identify these unless you have a keen eye and a lot of time.

Dont miss the following :
Vaastu devaru carving,
the flag pole (dhwaja stambha) carvings with nandi on top of the pillar,
wooden carvings with different kinds of flowers on ceiling - with each design being unique
wooden musical gods carving as border for ceiling
navagraha carving on ceiling
the naga (snake) carvings
smallest ganesha carving on one of the pillars
Ganda berunda (official emblem of Karnataka - KSRTC etc) carving on ceiling
Dragon figurines etc

Definitely worth the visit

Visited December 2012
6 Thank ramansvinu
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing temple with lot of history.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

Keladi is 8 Kms from Sagar. Make sure you go with your own transportation. The road is not great and no signs of public transport or autos.
Amazing place for those interested in history and architecture. Make sure you don't miss:
1. Gandaberunda on the ceiling of Veerabadhra temple.
2. Daksha statue with goat-head in the Veerabadhra temple.

There is a museum with few meters from the temple. It has many artifacts of Keladi era. There's a painting of Queen Elizabeth showing India as her heart and other colonies as different parts.

We couldn't find any guide or priest in the temple as we went in the late evening. Morning might be different.

Visited September 2012
3 Thank Phani Kiran R
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