Lakshminarasimha Temple, Javagal, Karnataka – a Hoysala Gem

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32 Responses

  1. Synnöve says:

    Wow, wonderful impressions of this special temple. I like the sculptures in stone.
    Best regards, Synnöve

  2. eileen says:

    Wonderful tour of the temple. Thanks for sharing your visit. Great series of photos. Happy Wednesday, I hope you have a great day!

  3. Niranjan says:

    Nice post. Thanks for sharing details about this lovely temple.

  4. Incredible photos! Fun to learn about the meaning behind the carvings as well as see so many wonderful details.

  5. Paresh says:

    Love the flower decoration 🙂

  6. I think is the most detailed temple you have shown. I wonder how long it took to complete the works and how many people participated.

  7. The temples are awesome with all the ornate detailing. I cannot get enough of them.

  8. What a gorgeous Temple.

  9. Magnificent temple, so ornate, the sculptures are great.

  10. Arun says:

    To be honest, when I read the title, I instantly remembered ‘Javagal Srinath’, but I agree with you, we should remember it for the beautiful temple it has.

    Thanks for the detailed description, Indrani. Apart from the shots of the brilliant architecture of the temple, I really liked the close up shot of the idol. Hope to visit this temple soon.

  11. The temple is truly magnificent, beautiful carvings and amazing architecture….but yea it is difficult to take out cricket from India. Javagal gets you Srinath’s name as top of the mind recall. Sunil Gavaskar and Srinath made an awesome opening pair 🙂

  12. Surely after reading this article this place will not only remember for cricket but also for masterpiece artwork and the hard work behind that.

  13. Mridula says:

    Looks like a beautiful place!

  14. vatsala mallya says:

    What an incredible architechture !! One gets awestruck by the magnificence of the sculptures . How many years the artisans must have worked to produce such gems out of rocks ,it is unimaginable !

  15. Lakshmi Narasimhar is a warrior. People, in this part of TN, will pray him just to destroy their enemies.
    Like the pictures

  16. Whoa! it seems you set a probe on this temple. Thanks for sharing.

  17. thomas says:

    wow! so delicate are the carvings that i think will be quite difficult to to be done nowadays

  18. Rishabh says:

    Interesting History about Javagal. Prompted me to google it up ha 😀
    Great read and love the temple pictures.

  19. Priyanka says:

    Wish we had visited this place too!
    Great detailed write up.

  20. Ranjini says:

    Beautiful temple. The sculptures have been carved to perfection. I have always admired sculptors. The patience required is immense!

  21. Those well carvings are gorgeous. They remind me of the ones I have seen at Angkor Wat. I love the colorful garlands, too. Thanks for linking up this week! #TPThursday

  22. Amazing architecture… some great sculptures, I wish to take my Grandma here :’)

  23. Yogi Saraswat says:

    Its a new information for me that Javagal Srinath’s first name is derived from his native place . Amazing . I know that most of the Hindu names in Karnataka are starts with their native place as Hardanhalli of H.D.Devegodda. what a beautiful and intricate structure is exist in these temples.

  24. budget jan says:

    The detail on the carving of the dashavators is beautifully intricate!

  25. I also know the temple town only through Javagal Srinath..and now so much info on the beautifully carved temples..Halebid is such a marvel ..

  26. The architecture and details are just beautiful!! The last picture shows how magnificient the temple is. To be honest, had no idea Javagal was a village until I read about it here. Great post Indrani 🙂

  27. looks like an awesome place, this type of architectural works always attracts me a lot, pic very nicely taken.

  28. Carol says:

    Thank you for sharing these images of such a beautiful, ancient sacred site. I’ll never make it there but I feel I have.

  29. Jackie says:


  30. Lovely. I will definitely visit this place and temple when I take a trip to south. I haven’t explored Karnataka much yet.

  31. Shivam Pandey says:

    Thanks for Sharing details about Indian culture, temple, Nature.