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13 Amazing Temples of Karnataka

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Temple architecture in Karnataka has received adulation from travellers across the world. The temple ruins at various heritage sites such as Hampi, Halebidu, Belur and Pattadakal attract travellers in droves. But many of these temples representing an exotic past are no longer in use and are protected heritage monuments only. While those are covered in our previous travel guides, today, let us travel to the living temples of Karnataka.

There is a special feeling walking into living temples, the vibrant life thronging the gates, the freshly washed stone pathways, the sound and sights of rituals are only few features that make temples so much more than religious destinations. Living temples are places of calm amidst the storm of people, they are places of hope, of wonder and belief. Here is a look at some amazing photos of temples in Karnataka that are religious destinations as well as artistic wonders.

Temple of Gommateshvara Bahubali
  

Temple of Gommateshvara Bahubali

Shravanabelagola

Photo Courtesy: Balu

 

Murudeshwar Lord Shiva Temple
  

Murudeshwar Lord Shiva Temple

Murudeshwar

Photo Courtesy: Thejas Panarkandy

 

Sangamanatha Temple
  

Sangamanatha Temple

Kudalasangama

Photo Courtesy: Sanchantr

 

Sringeri Sharada Peetham
  

Sringeri Sharada Peetham

Shringeri

Photo Courtesy: Ashok Prabhakaran

 

Marikamba Temple
  

Marikamba Temple

Tirthahalli

Photo Courtesy: Sringeri

 

ISKCON Temple
  

ISKCON Temple

Bangalore

Photo Courtesy: Os Rupias

 

Manjunatheshwara Temple
  

Manjunatheshwara Temple

Dharmasthala

Photo Courtesy: Naveenbm

 

Kukke Subramanya Temple
  

Kukke Subramanya Temple

Sullia near Mangalore

Photo Courtesy: Abhiram Kasina

 

Chamundeshwari Temple
  

Chamundeshwari Temple

Mysore

Photo Courtesy: Rakesh

Srikanteshvara Temple
  

Srikanteshvara Temple

Nanjangud

Photo Courtesy: Dineshkannambadi

Sri Krishna Matha
  

Sri Krishna Matha

Udupi

Photo Courtesy: Paul Mannix

Durga Devi Temple
  

Durga Devi Temple

Kunjarugiri

Photo Courtesy: Arun Prabhu

Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta
  

Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta

Chamarajanagar

Photo Courtesy: benuski

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