Lakkundi | A picturesque delightful experience
The first capture was of WindMill against first light:
Lakkundi or LokkiGundi?
Lakkundi is also called as LokkiGundi in the inscriptions. Lakkundi is a place of complex temple archietecture. The place is also know by the famous ‘Danachintamani Attimabbe’. She santified the place here by here patronage for Kannada literature and Jain religion. Her’s is a historical name in the history of karnataka. A great centre of Chalukyan art, there are several temples of note here. Among them Kasi Vishwanatha is the most ornate & elaborately furnished. There is also a Jain Temple dedicated to Mahavira, the largest & oldest shrines at Lakkundi. Lakkundi is a place of antiquarian interest with as many as 50 temples & 29 inscriptions, spread over the period of the later Chalukyas, Kalachuris, Seunas & the Hoysalas.
Brahma Jainalaya at Lakkundi:
Attimabbe constructed the Brahma jinalaya. She was the beloved wife of Nagadeva who was the chieftain and soldier of Chalukya King Ahramalla. She sheltered the poet KaviRanna. Brahmajinalaya stands as the testimony of the high rank in the Karnataka Architecture and sculpture.
Main Deity-3 feet high idol of Bhagwan Vardhamana Mahavira. The temple complex is clean, good maintained and in good condition by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)
Nanneshwara Temple at Lakkundi:
It’s always a boon getting inside a temple; cool air is refreshing your mind and body from the moist and humid air outside.
Stepped well (muskin bhanvi) at the Manikesvara Temple in Lakkundi:
Kasivisvesvara (Kashivishvanatha) Temple Tower:
It was liberating experience in 4 hours. I suggest you to visit the place early in the morning. Hope you liked my historical photography. Kind let me know where can I improve.
The historical excerpts are taken from Melanie Sieber. The photographs can be reused under Creative Commons Attribution licence.