Sunday, November 29, 2015

Weekend Getaway: 28. Gavi Sree Lakshmi Narashimhaswamy Temple, Denkanikotai

Date: 28th Nov 2015

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi and Harsh

Fee: Nothing

After visiting panchapalli dam we decided to visit the Gavi sree lakshmi narashimhaswamy temple. This cave temple is located on a small hillock. Harsh had slept by the time we reached the top. We reached there at 2:25 and the temple was closed. The elderly lady sitting in front said temple will open at 3. We decided to stay back as we had nothing much to do. Parked the car under the share of the tall temple Gopuram and took a nice nap. There was a nice cool breeze on the top and we left all the windows open and fell asleep. The temple priests came at 3 and we visited inside. There was no one else other than we three and 2 priest and the elderly lady. I wanted to talk to the priest and ask about the story of the temple but harsh was bit cranky as he was not fully awake from sleep. Could not talk to the priest but found this article on net about the temple. Click here to read it.

Also see: 2Km from this temple is the Betrayaswamy temple and Panchapalli dam.

Some pics from the visit.
One can either park the car here down and climb the 60 odd steps or drive upto the top.

The pillars with some carvings of the lord Narashimhaswamy.
The view of the 5 story main temple gopuram.

The entrance to the temple.

The full view of the temple from road.

The steps to the cave temple. No photography allowed beyond this point.


The Naga temple.

View from top of the hillock.

The cave temple was a unique one located on the hill. The cave is too small one needs to worship only sitting. The deity of the lord narashimhaswamy looks very beautiful. 
Direction from Bengaluru.

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