Family Trip to Banavasi Madhukeshwara Temple

Banavasi Madhukeshwara Temple; a 9th Century Marvel, located in one of the oldest towns of India and first capital cities of the ancient Karnataka.

Exploring new places is always fun.  This time we happen to visit Banavasi which is a small town 25kms away from Sirsi (Karwar District).

Date: 12th Feb 2017
Places visited: Sirsi Marikamba Temple, Sirsi, and Madhukeshwara Temple, Banavasi
Mode of Transport: Public Transport

My family and I were in Sirsi for one of my cousin’s wedding. Post visiting the famous “Sri Marikamba Temple” at Sirsi, we planned a short day trip for the next day.

Marikamba Temple SirsiMy Family at Marikamba Temple, Sirsi

We relied on public transport as there were ample buses that keep plying between Sirsi and Banavasi and would take only 30-40 minutes.

Banavasi; one of the oldest towns in Karnataka having a great history dating back to 345 A.D that once happened to be the capital of the Kadamba Dynasty.

A very good place if you are keen to explore history. The major place of attraction here is the historical Madhukeshwara Temple.

banavasi-templeThe entrance of the Temple (pic taken from Google)


My Parents at Banavasi TempleMy parents at the temple entrance


Banavasi TempleTemple Campus


Shivaling at Banavasi TempleThe Shivaling at Banavasi Temple


Monolith Nandi at Banavasi TempleThe Monolith Nandi


with Family at BanavasiFamily Selfie with the Monolith Nandi


Madhukeshwara TempleTemple Campus


Banavasi Temple1The 1700-year-old Temple Architecture


Single Stone MantapThe Single Stone Mantap in Banavasi


Single Stone CotSingle Stone cot – Banavasi


Saakshi GanapathiParents Pic with the Saakshi Ganapathi

The locals believe; “If you don’t see the Saakshi Ganapathi in Banavasi; there is no proof of your visit to Madhukeshwara Temple”

Saakshi means “Proof”

Stone chariotThe Stone Chariot at Banavasi


at the banks of Varada RiverAt the Banks of Varada River in Banavasi

It was a good time spent with family at Banavasi.

#LiveFreeRideHard #Explore this beautiful state of Karnataka, truly “One State Many Worlds”.
#IncredibleIndia #IncredibleKarnataka

Until next time…


Gokool Kini
(Soul Warrior)


Also Visit: Family Trip to Yana Caves

To read the complete history of Banavasi: Click Here

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