HISTORY

History

A view of the chowk

A view of the chowk

This is an ancient temple dating back to 5 centuries. It houses old and rare artistic carvings in wood on the ceiling of the Sandhya Mantap and most artistic wall paintings in red and white lime and mortar which are of cultural relevance and the specimens of centuries old Indian craftsmanship worthy of preservation.

The wall paintings depict episodes from Mahabharata and Ramayana.

This temple is considered as a museum of rare wood carvings and wall paintings of lime and mortar.

The land for the temple was donated by the Pai family of Kumta.

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