Kalleshvara Temple, Ambali
The Kalleshvara temple (also spelt Kalleshwara or Kallesvara) is located in the town of Ambali in Bellary district of Karnataka state, India. According to an inscription (dated 1083) placed in the sabhamantapa of the Temple, the temple was constructed during the reign of the Western Chalukya Empire King Vikramaditya VI (also called Tribhuvana Malla).This temple is protected as a monument of national importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.
The temple is a single shrine construction with an adjoining hall (mantapa). The basic building material is Soap stone. The original superstructure over the shrine is lost.The temple which faces east comprises a sanctum, an antechamber (or vestibule or antarala whose tower is called the sukhanasi) that connects the sanctum to a gathering hall (sabhamantapa) which is preceded by a main hall (mukhamantapa).The doorjamb of the sanctum and antechambe...View more
are crafted with decorative motifs, and the lintel (lalata) depicts Gajalakshmi (Goddess Lakshmi flanked by elephants on either side).Photo courtesy : commons.wikimedia.org
Timings : Temple timings : 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Clean and conservative clothing is preferred.
The culture of Bellary depicts an amalgamation of tradition and modernity. The people are pious and love to celebrate several religious events and festivals.
No rituals are performed here