Nuggehalli Sri Sadasiva temple :

God and Godess :

Sri Sada Siva(lord shiva)

Location :

Nuggehalli Sadasiva Temple,
Nuggehalli (village), Channarayapatana(taluk),
Hassan district – 573131,
Karnataka.

Timings :

  • Morning: 7.30am to 2.00pm
  • Evening : 4.00 am to 6.30 pm

Temple History :

Nuggehalli used to be a flourishing town as seen in the inscription Ch.238. & an ancient place near which the Chola king is said to have constructed a temple of ‘Jayagondeshwara’ & to which the Hoysala king Vishnuvardhana gave some grants in 1121 A.D. A number of temples dedicated to ‘Lord Vishnu & his incarnation’ were constructed during the reign of Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana. The Jain King came under the profound influence of the Srivaishnava saint Sri Ramanujacharya. (It was during this time an impetus to Hinduism over the then religion of Jainism – as signified by the sculptures & base dies of Sravanabelgola gained strength) & had several such temples constructed in his kingdom.

The original Hoysala temple appears to have had a Mahadvara of soapstone supported by plain round pillars. In front of the Mahadwara stood the two fine elephants, which are now in front of the Hazara (inner Courtyard). The elephants are well carved and an equestrian is cantering on either side of the trunk of each. Ahead of the Mahadwara (in the west), a part of the courtyard stands a platform about four feet high on which the temple is raised.

The Sadasiva Temple was constructed in c.1249 by Bommanna Dandanayaka, a commander in the Hoysala Empire during the rule of King Vira Someshwara. Located a short distance away in Nuggehalli, and built around the same time is the Lakshmi Narasimha temple. The town was called Vijaya Somanathapura in ancient times and gained importance as an Agrahara (place of learning) during the time of Bommanna Dandanayaka. The Sadasiva temple is a fine example of Hoysala nagara style of architecture with Bhumija type superstructure.This unusual Hoysala temple combines Eka Kuta (“one superstructure and shrine”) architecture with a nagara (north Indian) style tower.

The shrine’s walls and the Mandapa have an austere appearance, with no sculptural decoration. The temple is built on a jagati (platform) and the building material used is Soapstone. It has a large “Shiva Linga” in its sanctum and an equally large and extremely well carved Nandi in a closed hall with walls that have perforated stone windows. Also unique about this temple is the one of its kind life-size standing image of the goddess Parvati Devi (consort of Shiva). The images of the Navagraha facing each other is another unique feature to be noted. There are two images of the Lord Ganesha, one outside the sanctum and the other at the entrance to the sanctum housing the goddess Parvati. In the common hall are the intricately carved independent images of deities from the Hindu pantheon that are noteworthy:Chamundeshwari, Subramanya (a son of Shiva), Ganesha, Kala Bhairava (a version of Shiva), a set of images depicting the different incarnations of Parvati, and Surya Narayana (a version of the god Vishnu).

Festivals :

  • Mahashivaratri
  • Karthika Pournami
  • Dasara
  • Ugadi
  • Vinayaka Chavithi

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Archana
  • Abhisheka

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Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Nuggehalli – 1 km
  • Hassan – 53 km
  • Tiptur – 32 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Hassan – 45 km
  • Channaraya patna – 19 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Bangalore
  • Mangalore

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