The temple in Karnataka that resembles a ‘dargah’

The Omkareshwara temple in Madikeri of Kodagu district is a unique blend of Indo-Islamic and Gothic styles of architecture. Set amidst the vernacular cottages of Madikeri, the temple has a folklore associated with its construction. It is believed that Linga Rajendra II, the then king of Kodagu commissioned the construction of the temple in 1820, as a form of penance.

This temple resembles a ‘dargah’, unlike any typical Hindu temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple has some striking architectural features and a beautiful ‘kalyani’ (temple tank). It has become a distinctive tourist center attracting people from all cultural backgrounds.

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One Reply to “The temple in Karnataka that resembles a ‘dargah’”

  1. Thank you, Roshini_m12, for sharing this captivating piece about the Omkareshwara temple in Madikeri. It’s truly fascinating how it blends Indo-Islamic and Gothic styles, standing out as a unique gem in Karnataka’s heritage. Your storytelling made me feel like I was there, exploring the vernacular cottages and experiencing the temple’s folklore firsthand. I’ll definitely check out the link to learn more about its architectural features. Keep up the fantastic work with #MakeHeritageFun, making heritage accessible and enjoyable for everyone! ?????????

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