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ALBUM-24-KALASI TEMPLE – Photography By Dr.Chinmaya Rao

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Kalasi is located at a distance of 8 Km from Sagar on the way to Sorab.
Kalasi is one of the important historical places in Sagar taluk after Ikkeri and Keladi.

The main attraction of Kalasi is Twin temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Mallikarjuna Temple and Lord Neelakanteshwara Temple.

The twin temples at Kalasi have been constructed in 12th century and they are the fine examples of Hoysala architecture. It is said to be constructed by father and son sculptors, Jankana and Dakkana.

These temples were constructed during 1812 AD using the stone called Somanatha Shile, the temples reveal the artistic magnificence of the Hoysala architecture.

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