Keerthi Narayana Temple Talakad was excavated in 1911 A.D from the sands. Temple is under the maintenance of the Archaeological department of India.
Keerthi Narayana Temple Talakad History
Temple was built by the King Vishnu Vardhana from Hoysala dynasty in 1117 A.D. During the same period the region got the name, Talakadu Gonda. During 14th Century A.D, this area came under the control of the Vijayanagara Dynasty. Later Wodeyars took control of this region. Even this temple received patronage from Chalukyan Kings.
Keerthi Narayana and Ranganatha Swamy Idols were installed by the King Vishnu Vardhan. Lord Vishnu Idol in the Sanctum Sanctorum of Garuda Mandapam is of 9 feet tall. Mian idol holds Conch, disc, a club and lotus in his four hands. There was a shrine for the Goddess Sundaravalli, which was then replaced by the Navaranga Mandapam with the statue Keerthi Narayana.
Yoga Narasimha Swamy and Viswaksena Idols are available in the Artha Mandapam. Temple’s main complex has the Idols of Ramanuja, Vedantha Desika, Nammalwar.
Timings: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Best Time to visit: Sep-May 1st week.
For more details, Please call @ 85000 85151
How to reach Keerthi Narayana Temple Talakad?
- Nearest Airport is at Bengaluru International Airport which is 133 km away.
- Temple is 45 km from Mysore.
- Temple is 133 km from Bengaluru. Bengaluru is well connected with all parts of the country.
- From Bengaluru to Talakadu it is 3 hours drive. From Kanakapura Road or Old Mysore Road -> Maddur -> Mallavalli -> Kollegal. About 4-5 km there are signboards available for Sivasamudram and Talakad. From this place, Talakad is 22 km away.
- The nearest Railway station is at Mysore which is 45 km away. Mysore station is well connected with major parts of India.
Keerthi Narayana Temple Talakad Gallery
Reference Link: Temple History