Tuesday, March 8, 2011


  • As per the inscriptions found on the walls of Sri Govindaraja swami temple, the construction of the temple and the installation of the idol of Sri Kodandarama or Sri Raghunatha, is done by Sathakopadasar Narasimharaya Mudaliar for the merit of the King.

  • The temple stands in the centre of a rectangular courtyard, facing west. 
  • The entrance is in the west and is adorned by a Gopuram, passing through which, you can find Balipita and Dhvajasthamba in the east. 

  • The temple has a Maha Mandapam and a mukha-mandapam. The Maha Mandapam consists of five pillars in four rows each with two rectangular blocks and two octagonal shafts in between. 

  • These pillars have fine sculptures of Maha Laxmi, Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna, Parasurama and Venugopala, all reflecting the Vijayanagara style of architecture. 

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