Basaralu Sri Mallikarjuna temple :

God and Godess :

Sri Mallikarjun Swamy

Location :

Basaralu Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple,
Basaralu Village, Mandya (Taluk),
Mandya district – 571416,
Karnataka.

Timings :

8.00am to 6.00pm

Temple History :

Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is located at Basaralu in the Mandya district of Karnataka state. Basaralu is a small town which is famous for Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple. This temple is at a distance of 65 km from Mysore city, which has historical and architectural importance in the State of Karnataka.Basaralu is famous for the finest architecture that lies in the two temples located there. One is Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple and Sri Chandikeswara Swamy Temple. These temples reflect the ancient Hoysala architecture. These two temples are located in the same complex, both are dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The Mallikarjuna Temple at Basaralu was built around the year 1234 A.D. the Archaeological Survey of India has safeguarded the temple as a memorial holding national Importance. The village is famous for the temple located here, it has a rich architectural history and has old sculptures and hero stones within the temple. It has famous sculptures that make the Hoysala architecture a work of art. The temple is a three shrines plan. All the three shrines here are internally allied by a mandapa. Only the central shrine has a gopuram. The adjacent shrines do not have a tower and are internally linked to the hall, although it is not clearly visible from the outside. Hoysala temples use a platform called jagati, on which this temple stands. This platform provides a path to the devotees to walk and also adds visual appeal. The top of the temple has an emblem of a Sala killing a lion which is a part of the Hoysala architecture. At the bottom of the temple lies six pattikas, which show war elephants, horse riders, scenes from Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavata and swans at the last.

Apart from the Mallikarjuna Temple, there is the Chandikeshwara temple that is of prominent importance in the Hoysala architecture. There is a Bhairavi sculpture lying at the center of the temple. One of the most notable sculptures in the temple is the sculpture of the sixteen headed Shiva who is shown dancing on the head of a demon.Apart from the sculpture of Shiva, there are twenty-two dancing images armed Saraswati and Durga, the image of Arjuna, Draupadi, Ravana and much more. There is a 20-foot pillar right across the temple. The Ardha Mandap has a ceiling which is intricately carved and has carvings of the Agni, Yama, Kubera, Vayu, Varuna, Ishana, Indira, and Nirurti.

Festivals :

  • Karthika Masa
  • Mahasivaratri
  • Dasara

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Archana
  • Abhisekam

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Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Mandya – 26 km
  • Nagamangala – 16 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Mandya – 25 km
  • Hanakere – 33 km
  • Yeliyur – 30 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Bangalore – 157 km
  • Mangalore – 285 km

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