Located on the west bank of Tungabhadra, the Mukteshwara Temple in Chaudayyadanapura – a village in Ranebennur Taluk of Karnataka- is a fine example of the Kalyani Chalukyas style of architecture. The temple compound comprises of a single cella main shrine, a couple of smaller structures and a keerthisthamba (victory pillar). Several inscriptions have been found at the temple that throw light on the birth and spread of Veerashaivism and details of many kingdoms of Karnataka and central India. The temple is home to exquisite carvings and sculptures that adorn the outer walls, ceilings and shikhara. The calm that pervades here in the wee hours of the morning is intoxicating; the faint light of the sun illuminating the temple coupled with the gentle song of the river is therapeutic to the wandering soul.