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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Dhareshwara- Don't miss to visit this ancient temple

If you are traveling on NH 17 connecting Mangalore and Goa, then don't miss to visit this small ancient temple- Dhareshwara. I don't know the exact time of construction of this temple. It is one of the five temples which has Atmalinga, so I guess these five temples must be constructed at same time.
Other five temples are :
  • Mahabaleshwara – Gokarna
  • Sajjeshwar – Near Karwar
  • Dhareshwar –On NH 17 between Mangalore and Goa
  • Gunavanteshwar –On NH 17 between Mangalore and Goa
  • Murudeshwar – This temple is also on NH17, about which I have already written in the following posts:  
    • Murudeshwara- Temple on Seashore
    • Murudeshwara- The story of Aatmalinga

      Its a very small temple. This is how it looks ,
      There is a small pond, (Pushkarani) in front of the temple:

      Entrance of the temple :
      Once yo enter the temple, yo can see beautifully carved interior of the temple 

      Some sculptress on the exterior of the temple: 



       
       Though its small temple, attracts because of its ancient history. What I am feeling is it should be maintained properly.But its worth to give a visit to this temple, if you are traveling on NH17 connecting Mangalore and Goa.
      Many more to share with you, but in next posts,

       Until then,
      Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
      -Ranjana

8 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun and learned quite a few things too :)

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  2. Have visited Mahabaleshwara temple, Gokarn and Murudeshwara Temple. Was not knowing about Dharmeshwara. thanks for sharing this. Planning to visit them in next trip.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this hidden treasure!

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  4. What an interesting post . I love visiting historically rich places and really liked reading about this one . Looks so serene and calm . Would love to go there someday for sure !

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  5. Wonderful photos, transports us right to the temple. Next time at Mangalore, will try to visit the temple.
    monkeyshine nutworks

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  6. Wow,what an interesting post,i would like to thank you for sharing this.
    zarah from Bizbilla.com

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  7. We have visited the Gokarna and Murdeshwara temple but never thos . THe interiors are beautiful. Feeling bad for missing this as my SIL was staying in Dharedhwar for 3 years and we had good opportunity to visit.

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