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List of Temples Built during Vijayanagara Empire

24-OCT-2017 19:04

    The Vijaynagara Kingdom was founded by Harihar I and Bukka I (Son of Sangama) in 1336 AD. This Kingdom was ruled by four dynasties- Sangama, Saluva, Taluva and Aravidu. Most of the king followed Vaishnavism. Here, we are giving the list of Temples Built during the Vijaynagara Empire for general awareness.

    Vijayanagara Rulers

    List of Temples Built during Vijaynagara Empire

    Name of Temple

    Location

    Description

    Someshwara

    Kolar city

    1. Built in Early 14th centur  

    2. According to the Archaeological Survey of India the temple is assignable to the early Vijayanagara period

    Vidyashankara

    Sringeri

    1. Built in 16th century

    2. According to art historian George Michell, the unusual stellate appearance of the temple is due to the influence of Hoysala architecture.

    Shiva

    Hemakuta hill, Hampi

    1. Built in Early 14th century

    2. Hemakuta group of temples, UNESCO World heritage site

    Shiva

    Hemakuta hill, Hampi

    1. Built in 14th century AD

    2. Hemakuta group of temples, UNESCO World heritage site

    Shiva

    Hemakuta hill, Hampi

    1. Built in14th century AD

    2. Hemakuta group of temples

    Shiva

    Hemakuta hill, Hampi

    1. Built in 14th century AD

    2. Hemakuta group of temples, UNESCO World heritage site

    Shiva

    Hemakuta hill, Hampi

    1. Built in 14th century AD    

    2. Hemakuta group of temples

    Ganagitti (Jain)

    Hampi

    1. Built in 1385 AD       

    2. An inscription on the site states that the temple was built by lruga, in the reign of King Harihara II, UNESCO World heritage site.

    Chandranatha (Jain)

    Mudabidri

    1. Built in 1429–1430 AD       

    2. Known locally as the 1000-pillared temple

    Narayana 

    Melkote

    1. Built in 1458 AD       

    2. Also known as Cheluva Narayana temple, it was built by the local Vijayanagara chieftain

    Narasimhaswamy

    Melkote

    1. Built in 15th century AD    

    2. According to historian George Michell, the massive gateway on the hilltop (gopura) is unfinished.

    Virupaksha

    Hampi

    1. Built in 14th-16th centuries AD  

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Temple tank (Pushkarni)

    Hampi

    1. Built in 16th century AD    

    2. Stepped temple tank in Hoysala style, UNESCO World heritage site

    Hazara Rama

    Hampi

    1. Built in 1406-1542 AD       

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Chandikeshwara

    Hampi

    1. Built in 1545 AD       

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Uddhana Virabhadra

    Hampi

    1. Built in 1545 AD       

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Pattabhirama

    Hampi

    1. Built in 1529-1546 AD       

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Alvar group

    Hampi

    1. Built in 1556 AD       

    2. Five temples were built for the Vaishnava saints Tirumangai, Mudal, Nammalvar, Tirumalishai & Ramanuja; UNESCO World heritage site

    Kallina Ratha

    Hampi

    1. Built in 1529-1546 AD       

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Achyutaraya

    Hampi

    1. Built in 1529-1546 AD       

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Sasivekalu Ganesha

    Hampi

    1. Built in 15th century AD    

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Kadalekalu Ganesha

    Hampi

    1. Built in 15th century AD    

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Prasanna Virupaksha

    Hampi

    1. Built in 1509 AD       

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Nandi monolith

    Hampi

    1. Built in 15th century AD    

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Ugra Narasimha

    Hampi

    1. Built in 15th century AD    

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Badavi linga

    Hampi

    1. Built in 15th century AD    

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Mallikarjuna

    Hospet

    1. Built in 1406–1422 AD       

    2. Located in Mallapanagudi, close to Hospet

    Vishnu

    Hampi

    1. Built in 16th century AD    

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Chandrashekara

    Hampi

    1. Built in 1406-1446 AD       

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Balakrishna

    Hampi

    1. Built in 1509-1529 AD       

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Raghunatha

    Hampi

    1. Built in 1529-1542   

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Vitthala

    Hampi

    1. Built in 1426-1542 AD       

    2. UNESCO World heritage site

    Virupaksha

    Virupakshi

    1. Built in 15th century AD

    Vijayendra

    Bethamangala

    1. Built in 1586-1587 AD       

    2. Literally means "four faced" temple.

    Chaturmukha (Jain)

    Karkala

    1. Built in 1431-1432 AD       

    2. The monolith of Bahubali here stands twelve and half meters tall.

    Bahubali monolith (Jain)

    Karkala

    1. Built in 1581 AD       

    2. The Basadi is also called Ratnatraya Badasi and was built by Rangapparajodeya. It has shrines for Neminatha, Parsvanatha and Vardhamana.

    Parshwanatha Basadi (Jain)

    Gerusoppa

    1. Built in 1555 AD       

    2. Built by Shantappa Nayaka

    Shantappa Naika Tirumala

    Bhatkal

    1. Built in 1570 AD       

    2. Built by Queen Virambika

    Virupaksha

    Gokarna

    1. Built in 1590 AD       

    2. Built by Bala Kini

    Bala Kini Raghunatha

    Bhatkal

    1. Built in 1540 AD       

    2. Built by local chief Ketapayya

    Khetapai Narayan

    Bhatkal

    1. Built in 1606 AD       

    2. The monolith was built by the local Ajila Chiefs.

    Bahubali monolith (Jain)

    Venur

    1. Built in 1600 AD       

    2. Shivagange was the principal seat of the Gowda rulers, the founders of Bangalore. Portraits of Kempe Gowda I (dated 1608 AD) and his two brothers are installed in the rock cut chamber of the temple.

    Gangadhareshvara

    Shivagange

    1. Built in 1600 AD       

    2. The cave temple was built by Kempe Gowda I in the 16th century.

    Gavi Gangadhareshvara

    Bangalore

    1. Built in 1616 AD       

    2. Built by Venkatappa Nayaka of the Nayaka Dynasty of Keladi

    Kollur Mookambika

    Kollur

    1. Built in 1484 AD       

    2. The temples was built by Hadavalli prince Salvendra

    Chandranatha (Jain)

    Bhatkal

    1. Built in 1505 AD

    Aryadurga

    Ankola

    1. Built in 1560 AD

    Partakali Jivottam

    Gokarna

    1. Built in 1560 AD

    Mahalasa Narayan

    Kumta

    1. Built in early  16th century AD

    2. The Rameshvara shrine was built by Chudappa Nayaka (c.1499–1530), the founder of the dynasty, and the adjoining Veerabhadra shrine was built by his successor Sadashiva

    Rameshwara

    Keladi

    1. Built in 1530–1566 AD

    Aghoreshwara

    Ikkeri

    1. Built in late 16th century AD       

    2. The Aghoreshwara shrine was built by Dodda Sankanna Nayaka (or Sankanna I, r.1566–1570) who moved his capital from Keladi to Ikkeri.

    Mahaganapati Mahamaya

    Shirali

    1. Built in 1560 AD

    Ishwara

    Baindur

    1. Built in 16th century AD

    Balarama

    Malpe

    1. Built in 16th century AD

    Indrani

    Manipal

    1. Built in 16th century AD

    Bhoga Nandishwara

    Nandi

    1. Built in 15th century AD    

    2. A pavilion with elegant pillars between the two major shrines, a navaranga mantapa (pavilion) with Yali pillars and a large stepped temple tank (kalyani or pushkarni) were added in this period.

    Kanakachalapathi

    Kanakagiri

    1. Built in 1509–1529 AD

    Ananthasayana

    Ananthasayanagudi

    1. Built in 1524 AD

    Mahaganapati

    Kurudumale

    1. Built in 16th century AD

    Teru Malleshwara

    Hiriyur

    1. Built in 1466 AD

    Nandi (Bull)

    Bengaluru

    1. Built in 1509–1529 AD

    Someshwara

    Bengaluru

    1. Built in 16th century AD    

    2. One of the oldest temples in Bangalore, major additions or modifications to which were made during the late Vijayanagara Empire period under the rule of Kempe Gowda I (Hiriya Kempe Gowda).

    Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

    Bengaluru

    1. Built in 16th century AD    

    2. Cave temple and one of the oldest temples in Bangalore, dates from the late Vijayanagara Empire period, built by Kempe Gowda I (Hiriya Kempe Gowda).

    Gangadhareshwara Temple, Shivagange

    Shivagange

    1. Built in 16th century AD    

    2. Cave temple, dates from the late Vijayanagara Empire period, built by Kempe Gowda I (Hiriya Kempe Gowda).

    Lakshmikanthaswamy

    Tumkur

    1. Built in 1560 AD

    Gopala Krishnaswami

    Thimmalapura

    1. Built in 1539 AD

    Shiva

    Thimmalapura

    1. Built in 1539 AD

    Ranganatha

    Rangasthala

    1. Built in 1600 AD

    Gaurishvara

    Yelandur

    1. Built in 1500 AD

    2. The temple was constructed by a local chief Singedepa Devabhupala of the Hadinadu chiefdom, a feudatory of the 16th century Vijayanagara Empire

    Jambunatheshwara 

    Hospet

    1. Built in 1500 AD

    Vijayanarayana

    Gundlupet

    1. Built in 15th century

    Ranganatha

    Magadi

    1. Built in 1524    AD

    2. The gopura (tower) were built by the Vijayanagar emperor Krishnadevaraya in the 16th century and was later renovated by King Jayachamaraja Wodeyar of the Mysore Kingdom.

    Someshwara

    Magadi

    1. Built in 1569    AD

    2. Built by Kempe Gowda I, the founder of Bangalore

    Gunja Narasimhaswamy

    Tirumakudal Narasipur

    1. Built in16th century 

    2. The temple was under the patronage of the local governor of Mysore, during the Vijayanagara rule over South India.

    The era of Sangama dynasty (Vijayanagara Empire) can be equated as a golden age of literature growth that involved scholars of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Sanskrit to write marvellous works on several aspects like religion, biographies, music, and poetics in the traditions like Jain, Virashaiya and Vishnavas. In the above list of temples built during Vijayanagara Empire will enhance the general knowledge of the readers.

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