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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16 Responses

  1. Hilary says:

    I'm sorry you're having internet woes. Your wonderful photography is enticing as ever. I just can not imagine gazing upon such history.

  2. Sylvia K says:

    I do hope your internet problems are solved soon, Indrani! I do know how frustrating it can be — been through it myself a couple of years ago!! Your photos are wonderful and I love that BLUE sky in the first shot! Hope you have a good, problem free weekend!!

  3. Old Indian temples always make me think of The Jungle Book 🙂

    I hope your Internet problems will be fixed soon!

  4. Glad to stop over here! That is one incredible place.

  5. Carver says:

    The entrance is so dramatic against the blue sky. I'll cross my fingers for your internet issues.

  6. ashok says:

    lovely place…this is on my travel wish list

  7. What a tall entrance tower.

  8. This is really interesting…

  9. AJEYA RAO says:

    Hello Indrani. I saw your name announced at indiblogger. so was trying to find you! you arrived late i guess? Missed a chance to meet. Hopefully next time.

  10. Nice photo. The angle of the camera keeps the buruju(watch tower) to the left, made me wonder about where you clicked it from. If I am not wrong, it must be 14.2145405N 76.3956782E?

  11. NixBlog says:

    Lovely captures!

  12. arabesque says:

    hope your dilemma will get sorted out soon.
    what an interesting sight to see.

  13. Chitradurga fort is very nice, I have been there plenty of times as used to stay nearby.

    Good clicks.

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