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Visit To Madhukeshwara Temple

During my recent visit to Sonda, i visited Banavasi, known to be the capital of The Kadambas, oldest royal dynasty of Karnataka. The town of Banavasi was known by many names such as ‘Jayanthipura’ or ‘Vaijayanthipura’ during the Kadamba period and Vijaynagara inscriptions indicates that it was called ‘Kanakavathi’ during the 14th century. Whatever may be the name, the ancient town of Banavasi has its share of fascinating history. Although i did not have time to explore the whole town and its surroundings, i was able to visit the famous Madhukeshwara Temple. The temple is known to have been built by the Kadambas.

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