Banavasi Madhukeshwara temple, located 24 km south-east of Sirsi, Karnataka is a 9th Century CE marvel. Yes, more than 1200 years old!
The honey-colored Shiva Linga is unique. So are the numerous lathe-turned, highly decorated pillars, carved out of honey-colored granite!
The temple has elaborate, exquisite carvings on the ceiling, walls and pillars.
Banavasi was the capital of the Kadambas established in the year 345 CE. It is said to be the oldest town in Karnataka. It’s surrounded by forests, lush green fields and river Varada.
Banavasi – A glaring testimony to glorious art, culture and craftsmanship of ancient times!
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