Harihareshwara Temple, Harihar

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Harihareshwara temple situated in Harihara, is (also known as Guharanya Kshetra or Dakshina Kashi) about 13 km from Davangere district in the Indian state of Karnataka.The temple is dedicated to the Lords Hari (Vishnu) and Hara (Shiva),It stands as a classical example of the Hoysala architecture and is believed to have been built during the12th Century. The idol of Lord Harihareshwara inside the Garbagriha is about 6 ft tall. The temple has a huge Mukhamantapa with 60 Lathe turned pillars. The exterior and the interiors of the temple are wonderfully carved. There is a temple dedicated to Goddess Parvathi inside the temple complex. There are many inscription stones & hero stones inside the complex.