June 21st, 2012 by admin

Durga temple, Anegundi

Durga temple is located on the top of a hill in Anegundi village of Karnataka, India. The Durga temple is located a few kms from Raghavendra Swamy temple. There is a concrete path leading to the top of the temple. One can park their vehicle mid way and then walk through the road and steps. The temple is a cool place with trees around.

Durga temple, Anegundi

We rang the bell and prayed to Maa Durga. Here the picture of goddess Durga is similar to what we typically see in Northern or Eastern India. There were many bells and cloths tied to the tree. I think these were tied by people who prayed for something here. If we go to the edge of the hill, we can see a wide area of Anegundi village. In between the stone fed hills, we saw small valleys with green patches. It makes for a beautiful picture. Sunset or sunrise will be awesome here.

Durga temple, Anegundi

Also, we climbed further and found fortified walls of the Vijaynagar empire with a nice gate. It is said that this is the north gate of the fortification wall of Hampi (capital of Vijaynagar empire). On the other side of the gate, we saw some tombs. Not sure whose tombs they are. The temple is isolated and not visited by many people typically. I suggest to visit it only during day time.

Durga temple, Anegundi

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June 4th, 2012 by admin

Gagan Mahal

Gagan Mahal is a small royal palace built in the market place in Anegundi. It is located on the other side of Raghavendra Swamy temple. This small yellow color palace has protruded decorated windows and 4 beautiful towers. The building needs preservation as the red bricks are showing corrosion.

Gagan Mahal

This palace could be one of the earliest palaces in the Vijaynagar empire. Anegundi is said to be the earlier capital of Vijaynagar empire.

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