Vidya Shankara Temple




The Vidyashankara temple is located in the Sringeri, Chikmagalur district, Karnataka. The Vidyashankara temple was built in commemoration of the pontiff Vidyashankara, around in the 14th century 1357-58 C.E.. is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built by Vidyaranya, patron-saint of Harihara and Bukka, the brothers who founded the Vijayanagara empire. The niches in the temple have a number of sculptures from Hindu mythology. The temple stands almost at the entrance to the River Tunga and is an architectural marvel. It is a unique monument built entirely of stone combining both Hoysala (Chalukya) and Dravidian architectural styles.

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