Mahadwara, Inside Chitradurga Fort

The Mahadwara (grand entrance) at Sampige Siddeshwara Temple, inside Chitradurga Fort, near Bangalore. This is a cave temple, it gets the name from the trees of Champaka, a variety of highly fragrant flowers growing around the temple. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva.

The courtyard of the temple has a square platform where the chiefs of Chitradurga Fort were crowned. An inscription of 1355 AD there records the construction of the stone mahadwara pavilion at the entrance.

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