|Lovely Door Frame|
|Lord Mahesvara on the Lintel|
|Carving of Animals on the Door Frame|
|Door Frame of the East Entrance|
There is a small Shiva Linga inside the Garbhagriha and the door frame of the Sukanasi is skillfully executed. There is a Mantapa on the front side of the east entrance . The exterior walls of the temple carry carvings of Lord Shiva in his various forms, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Saraswathi, Lord Krishna, Lord Surya and other gods. The artistic work on the outer wall is commendable.
|Sukanasi Door Frame|
|Lintel of Sukanasi Door Frame|
|Carvings of Dance Troupe on the Front Porch|
|Intricate Carvings on Temple Walls|
|Wonderful Floral Depictions|
It is definitely one amongst the well maintained temples of Karnataka. The temple remains open throughout the day irrespective of the priest's presence.
Directions from Bangalore: Bangalore-NH4-Tumkur-Chitradurga-Davangere-Ranebennur-Right Turn towards Guttal-Right Turn towards Choudayyadanapura (Be sure not to miss this turn as there are no sign boards indicating the same, The right turn to be taken is about 6 km before Guttal)
Distance from Bangalore: About 330 km
Places to Visit Around: Galaganatha, Kuruvatti, Haveri, Ranebennur, Devaragudda, Harihara and many more
The Temple of Muktesvara at Caudadanapura: A Little-Known 12Th-13th Century Temple in Dharwar District, Karnataka (Kalasamalocana)