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Kolarmata temple

This L- shaped temple has two shrines, one for Durga(Kolaramma) and the other for saptamatras. Both have a common vestibule. The Durga Shrine has a wagon roof tower. The stucco figures in the saptamatras shrine are unusually large. The temple is of Dravida Vimana Style built in Ganga Tradition(11 century-A.D). Mahadwara has imposing pavilions in the inner side. The temple contains several Chola inscriptions. The earliest belonging to Rajendra I (1012-1045 A.D)

Someshwara temple

. Someswara Temple is a fine example of Vijayanagara style, complete with a massive pillared mukha mandapa. Heavy Prakara walls , ornate Kalyana mantapa and a Devi Shrine, lofty gopura is known for fine stucco figures on the tower , while the door frame is carved in typical Vijayanagara style with dwarapalas etc.. The temple has large tank (Kalyani) also. There are vijayanagara inscriptions on the wall of store room and the yagashala datable to 15 cent A.D.

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  • Last visit to Kolar: Jan 2005
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