Talakad Panchalinga Temple
Talakad, Talakadu, Gangas, Cholas, Pataleshwara, Vasukishwara, Maruleshwara, Saikateshwara, Arkeshwara, Vaidyanatheshwara, Mallikarjuna, Keerthinarayana temple, T. Narasipur, Somanathpur
Talakad, Talakadu, Gangas, Cholas, Pataleshwara, Vasukishwara, Maruleshwara, Saikateshwara, Arkeshwara, Vaidyanatheshwara, Mallikarjuna, Keerthinarayana temple, T. Narasipur, Somanathpur
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Talakad Panchalinga Temple


Talakad is also known as Talakadu in Kannada language. Talakad is located at a distance of 50 km from Mysore and 130 km from Bangalore. It is located on the left bank of the river Kaveri, where the river makes a sharp bend.
Talakad was a capital of the Gangas from 350 to 999 AD. Then, it was the capital for several dynasties that ruled over Karnataka. Later, Talakad was ruled by the Cholas of Tamilnadu from the 11th to the 12th century. Then it came under the Hoysalas in the 12th century after this the Vijayanagar Kings and the Maharajas of Mysore patronized this place.

Earlier, Talakad had about 30 temples that today are buried in sand. Among the temples of Talakad, the Pataleshwara or Vasukishwara, Maruleshwara or Saikateshwara, Arkeshwara, Vaidyanatheshwara and Mallikarjuna temples, the five Lingams believed to represent the five faces of Shiva.

The Pataleshwara Shivalingam is said to change colors during the day (red in the morning, black in afternoon and white in the evening).

Talakad also houses a Keerthinarayana temple (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) of 12th century, which is built in the Chalukyan style.

The Panchalinga darshana in Talakad: In honor of the five Shiva temples in Talakad, a fair is held once every 12 years called the Panchalinga Darshana. The Panchalinga Darshana is held on a new moon day in the month of Karthika (November/December) when two stars conjoin, the stars of Khuha Yoga and Vishaka. The last Panchalinga Darshana held in the year 2006.

The best season to visit Talakad would be from March-July and September-March.

Distance from Talakad
Mysore: 50 km
Bangalore: 130 km
Somanathpur: 15 km
T. Narasipur: 25 km


How to get there

Nearest Airport: Bangalore

Nearest Railhead: Mysore

Road: Talakad is well connected with roads from Bangalore and Mysore.

Route map to reach Talakad from Bangalore
Bangalore - Kanakapura - Malavalli - Talakad




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