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Keladi Rameshwara Temple
Keladi is a historical town and is famous for the Rameshwara Temple here. The town is in the Shimoga District and was once the capital of the Keladi Rulers. The Rameshwara Temple looks very simple from outside. It resembles the look of nothing just a typical Kannada Residence. As you go inside, you find out the difference. The temple is very old and very cool inside, most probably because of the usage of stone everywhere. The three main deities here are Lord Rameshwara with the bull, Lord Veerbhadra and Lord Ganesha. In a place, you will also find the statue of Queen Chenamma on a horse and again another once where the wueen is worshipping Lord Ganesha. In the back portion of the temple you will find something very interesting. It is a whole wall with a vastu diagram drawn on it.
This is a small temple town near Sagar in the Shimoga District. This was once the capital of the keladi Kingdom which was ruled by the Keladi Nayakas. They were the feudatories of the Vijayanagara Kingdom. After the decline of the Vijayanagara Empire, they formed their own empire and ruled till they were attacked and the region was captured by Hyder Ali. The two most famous rulers of this dynasty were Shivappaka Nayaka and Chennamma. The nearby attractions are the Rameshwara Temple, Jog Falls, Ikkeri, Varadamoola and others.
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