Tucked in the quaint village of Doddagaddavalli, district Hassan of Karnataka lies a yet-undiscovered Hoysala Dynasty jewel, the “Lakshmi Devi temple”.
Built by King Vishnuvardhan of the mighty Hoysala Empire in c. 1114 C.E., this temple has its uniqueness in housing four deities in four separate shrines with a common prayer hall or mantapa. Such temple structures are known as “chatuskuta”, where “chatuh” means four and “kuta” means shrines.
Being a history buff, all of my travel plans have to include at least one historical place! It may sound boring to most of you, but I absolutely love exploring history. It feels amazing to walk on the paths that were created centuries before, to feel the walls or the floor beneath and imagine how the place would have been all those years ago.