Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya, Karnataka

In this article I will write about one of the ancient temples of Karnataka, namely Lakshminarayana Temple, Mandya, Karnataka.. I have given detailed informations about the architecture of the Lakshminarayana temple..

Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya, Karnataka

Before looking at the detailed description about the Lakshminarayana temple, we shall have a glance about one of the important questions about the temple;

Who built the Lakshminarayana temple, Mandya?

The Lakshminarayana temple, Mandya, Karnataka was built by the king Veera Someshwara.

The Lakshminaraya temple which is located at Mandya of Karnataka was built during the 13th century. The Lakshminarayana temple at Karntaka is built with the Hoysala style. The Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya is one of the good examples of the Hoysala art. The location of the Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya is very close to the Krishna Raja Pete. The Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya is one of the East direction facing temples specially known as one of the Trikutachala. The architecture of the Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya has complex houses facing North, South and East directions. The structure of the Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya has the entrance which has been built just similar to the Dravidian styles.

The architecture of the entrance Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya


The entrance of the Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya, has fine carved pillars with many corners. Another special in the architecture of the entrance of Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya is, the Navagraha. The Navagraha of the Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya has four pillars and a carved shape looks like a bell.

Another special in the architecture of the Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya is the roof of the Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya. The roof of the temple has been made with different architectural techniques such as, single washer, double washer, hexagonal nut, etc., The interior architecture of Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya has a Ganesh Temple surrounded by Sri Venu Gopal Swamy temple, Sri Laxmi narayana temple.

One of the historical book related with Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya says that the original Venu Gopal swamy of the Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya was sculpted during 1950. As an evidence of that, we can find the small idle of the original image of Venu gopal swamy.

Lakshmi narayana idol in Lakshiminarayana Temple

The Lakshmi narayana idol in the Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya, is with an attractive Dhasavadhara sculpture in Prabavali. The Garbhagirha of the Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandya has Dwarapalakas whose statues are standing with much precious information in the form of worn clothes and ornaments.

At the entrance of the Garbhagraha of the Lakshiminarayana Temple, Mandy, excellent cloth drawing works have been made. The roof of the Garbhakraha is painted with the image of lord Vishnu.

The maintenance works of the Lakshminarayana temple, Mandya is

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA, Bangalore Circle, Karnataka.

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