The origin of the Hoysalas is a matter of much interesting speculation and controversy. Like their distinguished contemporaries, the Seunas, the Hoysalas too claim their descent from Yadu (Lunar Dynasty) and call themselves the Yadavas. The conventional titles like, "Yadavanarayana", "Yadavakutambrad-yumani" and "Dvaravatipura-varadhisvara" are common to both the Seunas and the Hoysalas. These details are compiled from internet and by various sources by the Blogger over the years.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Yoga Madhava Temple (1261 A.D), Settikere, Chikkanayakanahalli Taluk, Tumkur District.

This temple is at Setti-Kere; The Yoga-Madhava temple is dedicted to an unusual form of Vishnu. The Santum houses an image about nine feet in height above a pedestal of Vishnu seated in the typical contemplative "Lotus Posture" {Padmasana}. Gopala Dandanayaka built this temple in 1261 A.D during the reign of Hoysala King Narasimha III. It is a Hoysala structure, raised on a stellate parapet, three foot high, with a square central hall. A stone superstructure adorns the sanctum.


  1. How to reach from Bangalore?

  2. Bangalore-Tumkur-Gubbi-Kibbanalli Cross-Chikkanayakana Halli-Settikere. 120 kms from Bangalore

  3. Thanks. I just returned. It is a must visit temple! The diety is very beautiful extremely beautiful. We must safe gaurd these temples. The villagers are friendly, the priest is not greedy.

  4. Dear All,

    Recently i had visited this place, it just took my senses towards temples in and around the village. That village is simply great with temples are outstanding. The main thing as i observed is the temples and the place need much attention like funds to safeguard the historical things. Due to the lack to things day by day it may get lost.

    Kindly insist concerned persons to take care of it as let it remain many more years.

    Chidanand C.J