Hassan Districts


Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple

Nuggehalli is a village 18 Kms. North-East of Channarayapatna.  It was once a flourishing town as seen from the inscription. Ch.238. The record states that in the reign of Someshwara Hoysala Bommanna Dannayaka made Nuggehalli into an Agrahara under the name Somanathapura and got installed in Saka 1168 Parabhava and Vijayaor 1246 A.D. the Gods Keshava, Narasimha and Gopala and in 1249 A.D.  It will thus be seen that the original temple was a Hoysala structure built about 20 years before that of Somanathapura in Mysore District.  At a later date very probably during the Vijaya Nagar period, the present Navaranga with its square granite pillars was constructed in front of the ;original porch which has lathe turned soap-stoned pillars.   The Hajara in front and the Patalankana with 18 sided high fleeted pillars are possibly still later constructions belonging to somewhere about 1700 A.D.   The South and North towers are also about the same date and are of brick and mortar.  The temple is generally known as the Laxminarasimha Temple though the main God is Keshava. it is in Thrikutachala Style.

At the time of our visit the temple was under going Chemical wash done by Archeological Survey of India We could only take Pictures of Outer peripheral of temple and we will update the page once we get the pictures of Pradhana deity Lakshminarasimhan, Venugopala and Keshava, there is also a Srinivasar Temple and it is being renovated now

To reach this place you have to go to  Hiresave then at Hiresave you have to take left and travel about 15 Kms you can reach this place named Nuggehalli 

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