The temple in Karnataka that resembles a ‘dargah’
The Omkareshwara temple in Madikeri of Kodagu district is a unique blend of Indo-Islamic and Gothic styles of architecture. Set amidst the vernacular cottages of Madikeri, the temple has a folklore associated with its construction. It is believed that Linga Rajendra II, the then king of Kodagu commissioned the construction of the temple in 1820, as a form of penance.
This temple resembles a ‘dargah’, unlike any typical Hindu temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple has some striking architectural features and a beautiful ‘kalyani’ (temple tank). It has become a distinctive tourist center attracting people from all cultural backgrounds.
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