The Arkeshwara temple across the main road is a simple structure in Chola - Hoysala style with a small Garbhagriha, an Ardhamantapa and a spacious Navaranga. The Navaranga has four very plain octagonal pillars with a dancing dias in the centre. The pillars have no ornamentation. On the outer walls of the Garbhagriha are typical pilasters and niches in early Hoysala style. To the north of the Navaranga is a door leading to a small chamber with a brick niche in which perhaps was formerly housed a Devi image. Inside the Navaranga are placed fine images of Saptamatrikas, Virabhadra (with Veena), Shanmukha, Varadaraja and Surya. The Ardhamantapa has three Ankanas extending from north to south, and then a smaller Ardhamantapa leading to the Garbhagriha. The Linga installed over a tall Panipeetha appears to be of the Chola - Ganga times. There is a spacious inner Prakara around the temple.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.