Kalleswaraswamy Temple

Kalleswaraswamy Temple

BRIEF HISTORY:The temple of Kallesvara, dedicated to Siva. faces east and is located to the north of Mailara Lingesvara temple which is to the southwest of the village. The temple, datable to circa twelfth century A.D. has on plan a garbhagriha, an antarala and a mahamantapa with a square podium in the centre housing an elegant sculpture of nandi, all in east-west orientation. In the interior, the garbhagriha has a flat ceiling with austere door-jambs. The lintel has reliefs of Gajalakshmi. The antarala doorway is also similar to that of garbhagriha with a plain Iintel. The mahamantapa has four pillars supporting a samatala ceiling with a central padma. The square blocks of the-pillar shafts contain female figures in low relief.