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Sringeri:
90 km west of Chikmagalur town is Sringeri situated on the banks of Tunga, a Vedic Peetha established by Sri Adi Shankara, the exponent of the Advaita philosophy in 9th Century A.D. It is famous for Vidyashankara Temple originally constructed by the Hoysalas and later completed by the founders of the Vijayanagar Empire and Sharada temple, an early 20th. century addition. In the Vidya Shankara shrine, there are 12 zodiac pillars, which are so constructed that the rays of the sun fall on the pillar corresponding to the month.

The Madhawacharya bande, a large boulder at one of the theerthas here, is supposed to have been placed by Shri Madhawacharya the founder of the Dvaita school of philosophy. A statue of this acharya is carved on the upper portion of the rock on the banks of the river Bhadra.


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Horanadu:
Horanadu is 100 km southwest of Chikmagalur and has an ancient Annapoorneshwari Temple, which has been renovated recently.

With the installation of the new image of Adi Shakti, now the temple is called Adi-Shaktyatmaka Shri Annapoorneshwari. The place attracts lots of pilgrims who are provided free boarding and lodging by the temple.A statue of this acharya is carved on the upper portion of the rock on the banks of the river Bhadra.


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Vidyasankara temple in Shringeri:
Mahadwara (main door) of Annapoorneshwari temple in HoranaduKalasa: Kalasa is 92 km southwest of Chikmagalur and situated on the banks of the river Bhadra. It is surrounded by lofty hills of the Western Ghats and is looked upon as one of the pancha-kshetras on the banks of the Bhadra. Close by are the pancha theerthas, the five sacred ponds.

On a small hillock here is the Kalaseshwara temple in dedicated to Ishwara, with a Kshetrapala shrine of soap stone in Hoysala style nearby. The Madhawacharya bande, a large boulder at one of the theerthas here, is supposed to have been placed by Shri Madhawacharya the founder of the Dvaita school of philosophy. A statue of this acharya is carved on the upper portion of the rock  on the banks of the river .Since these hills naturally form the shape of a crescent moon, they are named as ‘Chandradronaparvathashreni’.


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Guru Dattatreya Bababudanswamy Darga:
Situated on the Baba Budan Giri is the Inam Dattatreya Peetha revered by both the Hindu and the Muslim community.

The laterite cave located here is believed to have been sanctified by the residence of Dattatreya Swami and Hazrat Dada Hayat Mir Khalander. The worship here is conducted by a fakir and the annual jatra or urs is attended by both Hindus and Muslims with great fervors.These ranges of mountains are in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India.


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Amritapura:
67 km north of Chikmagalur, Amrithapura is known for the Amritheshwara temple built in 1196 A.D by Amriteshwara Dandanayaka, a general of the Hoysala ruler Veera Ballala II. Delicacy of touch, originality of design and fine features have made this temple one of the notable structures of the Hoysala period on the banks of the river Bhadra.

A statue of this acharya is carved on the upper portion of the rock  on the banks of the river Bhadra .


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Belavadi:
Located 29 km southeast of Chikmagalur town on the Chikmagalur-Javagal road and 10 km north west of Halebidu, Belavadi is famous for Ornate temple of Veeranarayana.

Belavadi is also famous for the temple of ‘Udbhava Ganapathi’.There is the spectacular  carvings referring to Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara. Lord Brahma is represented by Lotus , Lord Vishnu is represented by Chakra. Lord Shiva is shown as Nataraja.


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