Govindanahalli Sri Panchalingeswara swamy temple :

God and Godess :

  • Sri Panchalingeswra Swamy,
  • Parvathi devi
  • Lord Ganesha
  • Subramanya Swamy

Location :

Govindanahalli Sri PanchaLingeswara Temple,
Govindanahalli Village,
Krishnarajpet (Taluk),
Mandya district – 571423,
Karnataka.

Timings :

7.00am to 6.00pm

Temple History :

The Panchalingeshwara Temple is situated at Govindanahalli. This is the most famous temple which is the another classical example of Hoysala architecture. It is the only Panchakoota temple which is constructed by the Hoysalas during the 15th century by the famous sculptor Ruvari Mallitamma. This is the rare temples among all other Panchakoota temples in India.The temple is facing towards East and the whole temple complex runs parallel to North-South Direction with each garbhalaya facing East Direction.There are two Sukhanasi entrance to the temple and each of the these Sukhanasi’s house the Nandi which are beautifully carved. The Dwarapalakas at the entrance are with the notable workmanship and resemble the Dwarapalakas present at Halebeedu but smaller in scale. The entire wall facing the East is decorated with perforation architecture so that there is enough lighting within the temple complex. As we enter the temple, we can find three Nandi’s present inside the temple and five Shiva Lingas. Apart from the Lingas, one can find the entire family of Mahadeva with Parvathi, Subramanya, and Ganesha on the doorway of Sri Agoreshwara diety.

On the outer walls of the Garbha Griha, one can find Sri Ganesha, Mahishasura Mardhini, Shiva Parvathi idol housed in smaller Gopuras and each of these Gopuras are of different shape and size.Also one can find the twin snakes, the male snake bearing seven heads and the female snake bearing five heads, this is quite unique as this kind of pair is available only here. The other pair is at Aralaguppe with 5 heads for male and 3 heads for female.Starting the Pradakshina around the temple, one can see the Dashavathara of Vishnu being sculpted on the upper railings with Mandakini figures being carved on the junction between the pillar and wall.

The other notable idols around the temple are the Vishnu Avatars, Shiva, Parvathi, Brahma, Ganesha and the dancing Saraswathi is extremely rare to spot in the Hoysala temples.One can also note the various Gopuras being sculpted around the temple and each Gopura is unique and there is no repetition at all.The view of the temple from the North West Corner and North East Corner is the best to get the view of Pancha Kuta. Also, this temple is constructed directly on the ground without the pedestal and one can clearly identify that the last Kuta was added at the fag end of the construction or after the temple was completed, hence, this temple shows a very clear dissimilarity of the last Koota when compared to the former four Kutas.The differences are in the size of the pillars, the front wall, the distance between the Kutas and the stone itself used for the construction. Over all the temple is very attractive to look at and one can spend quality time going around it.

Festivals :

  • Maha Shivarathri
  • Karthika masa

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Archana
  • Abhisheka
  • Bilvarchana
  • Ksheerabhisheka

Nearest Temples Around Govindanahalli Sri Panchalingeswara swamy temple :

  • SriRangapatna Sri Ranganatha swamy temple – 55 km
  • Melkote Cheluva Narayana swamy temple – 41 km
  • Kikkeri Brahmeswara swamy temple – 5 km
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  • Karighatta Srinivasa swamy temple – 58 km
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  • Basavanagudi Nandi temple – 174 km
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  • Murugesh Palya Shivoham Shiva temple – 175 km
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  • Mysore Chamundeswari temple – 70 km
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  • Halebeedu Hoyasaleswara/kedareswara swamy temple – 87 km
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  • Settikere Yoga Madhava swamy temple – 96 km
  • Aralaguppe Kalleswara swamy temple – 86 km
  • Siddarabetta Siddeswara swamy temple – 164 km
  • Kalale Lakshmi Kantha swamy temple – 106 km
  • Banashankari Banashankari amma temple – 174 km
  • Hosaholalu Lakshmi Narayana swamy temple – 21 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Channarayapatha – 34 km
  • Shravanbelgola – 27 km
  • Holenarasipur – 31 km
  • Krishnarayanagara – 37 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Hosa Agrahara – 21 km
  • Arjunahalli – 26 km
  • Birahalli – 17 km
  • Akkiheballu – 13 km
  • HanpaPura – 31 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Bangalore – 183 km
  • Mangalore – 247 km

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