Arkeshwara Temple, Talakad, Karnataka

Arkeshwara Temple, Talakad

Location: Located on the banks of Kaveri River, Shri Arkeshwara Temple is one of the ancient Hindu temples of Karnataka.

Description: Shri Arkeshwara Temple was constructed during the Wodeyar dynasty of Mysore, before 12th century. A Hindu god, Lord Shiva is the president deity of this temple. This striking temple is unlike any other Hindu temple in its vicinity. The shrine houses the idols of Bhairavar, Durgai, and Abhayangara Lingam, a form of Lord Shiva. At the entrance of the temple there is a rock with a Vastu Yantram. The architecture of this temple makes it look more graceful. The design of this temple is quite interesting, especially the stone carvings of ancient period. There is a great belief that if someone ties his cow to the rock at the entrance, then it will be cured of any disease or illness. You can explore this temple and learn about Indian history and culture, as it gives you the feel of bygone era. Explore this temple and finish your day around the bank of River Kaveri that offers mesmerizing views of lush green forests and scenic beauty of hills in the background.

Activities: On Rathasapthami, an annual car festival is celebrated which falls in the month of Magh according to Hindu calendar, usually in January and February.

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