The Kamala Narayana Temple was built by the Kadamba dynasty and was constructed by Tippoja, the Chief Architect of Kamala Devi, the Queen of the Kadamba king Sivachitta Permadi in the 12th century. This temple built-in 1174. A.D. The principal deity is Lord Narayana.
It contains sculptures, including lions and floral motifs. The temple has three cells and hence comes under the classification of Trikutachal temples. There are three shrines here. The first shrine has a statue of Narayana. The second has a statue of Lakshmi Narayana, with the Goddess Lakshmi seated on the lap. The third shrine has a statue of queen Kamala Devi, with her attendants on either side.
The interior roof of the temple has an exquisitely carved gigantic lotus in an inverted form. The temple roof stands on a colonnade of pillars with rich carvings. Pillars with roaring lions between them pyramidal towers surrounding these pillars and having girls in poses between them and beautiful scrollwork on top. The stone panels along the facade of the temple have emblems of the Kadamba dynasty and other figures.
Timings to Visit
06:00 AM – 09:00 PM
How to reach Kamala Narayana Temple
By Air: Belgaum Airport – 56 km, Hubli Airport – 55 km
By Train: Belgaum Railway Station – 49.5 km
By Road: Belgaum – 48 km, Kittur – 8.8 km, Halsi – 40.2 km
Kamala Narayana Temple, Degaon, Belgaum, Karnataka – 591115, India
Also Read Place To Visit In Karnataka