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Sri Kalmeshwara Temple

The village Muthur is about 12kms from Byadagi town of Haveri District. Sri Kalmeshwara Temple at Muthur was built during 11th century AD in later Chalukyan style. This temple has beautifully carved pillars and other structures. But the carvings show the strong influence of Rashtrakuta architecture. The exterior of the temple was in very bad condition due to negligence and heavy growth of vegetation. This temple which was almost covered with the earth was dismantled after complete removal of covered earth. The outside wall of the temple built by brick was removed and reconstructed with new stone walls. Suitable shikara over garbhagriha was also built. New stone slabs were laid for inside flooring and outside pradakshinapatha. The restoration work of the temple took place during 2011-12. After the restoration work, the daily pooja is being performed in this temple.

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