Jalasangvi is a small village in Bidar, Karnataka and is close to the capital city of the Kalyani Chalukyas. The village was once a major and active center during the reign of the Kalyani Chalukyas. The temple was built around 1100 AD.
About the Temple
It is constructed in the Besara style which combines both, the North Indian Nagara and South Indian Chalukya styles. It is a small, rectangular structure. The exteriors of the temple are well preserved and have great sculptures. The most dominant of these are the Salabhanjikas. They are well embellished with several ornaments and attires. The most prominent of these is the sculpture of a woman who is seen writing an epigraph in Kannada. The Besara architecture style which is a fusion of the North and South Indian temple styles is seen here. Women are seen writing an epigraph and this is perhaps the only kind of sculpture that specifically refers to female literacy in Brahmanical society in Medieval India. The sculptures of Jalasangvi are said to be an inspiration for the Hoysalas to have built bracket figures in the temples at Somanathapura, Halebidu and Belur. The sculpture of Shasana Sundari (Shilabalika), a mythological woman is seen behind the Kaleshwara temple writing Shasanas.
How to Reach Bidar
Airport in Hyderabad is the nearest airport of the city. Railway station of the city is well connected with other cities and states. One can easily get regular buses to Bidar from other major cities of the country.
Bidar District, Karnataka.
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.
The temple is open from 8.00 AM to 6.00 PM.