Mosale Nageshwara Swamy & Chenna Kesava Swamy Temple :

God and Godess :

  • Nageswara swamy
  • chennakesava swamy
  • Lord ganesha
  • Lord narasimha

Location :

Mosale Nageshwara and ChennaKesava Temple,
Mosale (village),
Arasikere (Taluk),
Hassan district – 573125,
Karnataka.

Timings :

6.00am to 8.00pm (Mon – Sun)

Temple History :

Mosala or Mosale Hosahalli is a small village located in Arasikere taluk, Hassan District. The two historical temples of Sri Nageswara and Sri Chennakesava temples noted for its rich architectural value. Mosale is situated at a distance of 12 km from Hassan town on the Hassan-Holenarasipura Road. Old stories say that in ancient days sage Jamadagni had a hermitage in this place and the village was earlier called as Musala, which means a pestle. The two temples are good examples of Hoysala Art. The antiquities of these temples are not yet known. However, from their architectural character and style, they may belong to 13th century AD. Constructed on the lines of Hoysala architecture, the twin temples (Trikootachala type) dedicated to Nageshwara and Chenna Kesava respectively stand side-by-side, a few feet apart is identical in design and workmanship.

The temples made of soapstone consist of a sanctum, a Sukanasi, a Navaranga and a porch (Mukha mandapa) with a Jagathi on either side. The sanctum of Chenna Kesava temple holds six-feted Chenna Kesava idol beautifully sculpted. The Prabhavali placed behind Chenna Kesava has the images of Matsya, Koorma, and Varaha etc representing incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Sridevi and Bhudevi placed on either side of Chenna Kesava are attractive. The doorway of sanctum has a Gajalakshmi. Rangamantapa has a lotus-shaped, artistically designed ceiling carved with the figures of Indra, Agni, Varuna, and Vaayu – the Astadikpalakas sitting on their vehicle. The Nageshwara temple has a sanctum, a sukanasi, navaranga and a mandapa. One can see a beautifully sculpted Nandi idol here. TheNageshwara and Chenna Kesava temples have an elaborately carved with intricate geometrical patters and marvel designed ceilings.

Festivals :

  • Magha Masa Celebrations
  • Siva Rathri
  • Vaikunta Ekadasi
  • Karteeka Pournami

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Archana
  • Abhisheka
  • Lingashtakam

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Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Hassan – 13 km
  • Alur – 25 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Arsikere – 57 km
  • Hassan – 17 km
  • Channarayapattanam – 35 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Bangalore – 214 km
  • Mangalore – 188 km

Photos of the temple :