Importance of the Place
Situated in this quiet & quaint village are five to six 11th century temples, of which two are a treasure trove of architecture. The aura of the temples are felt by visiting these temples. However due to neglect of these grand edifices by the Government / Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), people having a lineage to Nuggehalli came together more than 40yrs ago to form a society under the name Nuggehalli Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Seva Samithi for the upkeep of the temples & to ensure the day to day ‘pooja’s’ are performed to the almighty as per the ‘shastras’.
The historical temples of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha & Sadashiva at Nuggehalli belonging to 11th century Hoysala period architecture is a must visit place of tourist/cultural importance. The sculptures in the temple tease the mind with a beauty that would linger in one’s mind for ages. These wonderful temples come under the purview of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and they have classified these as the “Living Temple – Monument”, (which are very few in number) wherein the pooja to the Almighty is being performed uninterrupted from day one. This classification is given to about 50 odd temples in India. Karnataka is indeed fortunate to have quite a few of these temples which have a Great & Hoary past.