Narayanaswami Temple – Suttur – Nanjangud – Mysuru

Serial No 86


Monument Name

Narayanaswami Temple


Picture


Place
Suttur


Taluk
Nanjangud


District
Mysore


Location

Suttur is 9 miles east of Nangangud on the banks of Kapini

Classification
2


Category
 


Orientation
 


Dedication
Narayana


Period / Date
1169 A.D


AD / BC
AD


Dynastic Affiliation
Hoysala Narasimha I


Style
Hoysala/Vesara


Material

Granite and Bricks

Description of the Monument

The Narayanaswami temple with a brick tower, a navaranga and a porch, is the oldest temple in Suttur. The garbhagriha and sukhanasi have ceiling of lotus buds and the outer walls bear pilasters and elegant turrets. The temple, built by Lakmayya, has a 4′ high image of Varadaraja in high relief: It is also called Nagaresava in the inscription. The temple is a minor structure with beautiful lotuses, cruciform corner pilasters and a fine soapstone doorway. The front porch has a 9-panelled ceiling stone with dancers and elephants, which is an interesting design different ftom the usual Dikpala flat panel. The outer face of the double wall is ornamented with niches under finely carved canopies.

 Description of Sub Monuments

Details of Paintings
Nill


Details of Inscriptions

Nanjanagud 175 states temples was built by Lakmayya

Architect Sculptor / Artist

 


Published Source

Mar 1944 page 19

Mar 1918 page 24

Importance

Archaeological


Protected by
ASI, Bangalore


Govt Order No
 


Tourist Information


Suitable season for visit
 


Approach by Rail
Mysore


Approach by Road
Nanjangud


Approach by AIR
Bangalore


Local Transport
Bus, Taxi, Auto


Accommodation
Ritz Hotel

 Boarding
Ritz Hotel, Mysore


Permission to Photograph
State Department of Archaeology and Museums, Mysore

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