Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lord Aprameya Swamy Temple, Dodda Mallur

Lord Aprameya Swamy Temple at Dodda Mallur is a very ancient temple with a history of more than 3000 years. There is documentary evidence of existence of this temple in 980 A.D.

It is said that that the temple was built and expanded by Chola King Rajendra Simha. The uniqueness of this temple is that it does not have any solid foundation, but it has been erected directly on the sandy area.

Lord Aprameya is the presiding deity of the temple. The idol is carved out of Saligrama stone. It is in a standing posture with Shanku Chakra in upper two hands and Gadha and Padma in the lower hands.

The temple has beautiful carvings on the towers and the pillars. This temple is more famous as Navaneeta Krishna Temple as the temple also houses Lord Krishna is the crawling form.

The temple is about 60 kms from Bangalore on the
Bangalore - Mysore Highway. On the left side of the highway while driving from from Bangalore after Channapatna, there is a big arch leading to the temple.

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