Nanjangud Nanjundeshwara Temple Elephant

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It probably wasn’t a coincidence that there was an elephant standing outside the Nanjundeshwara Temple when I visited it; for in the 19th century the local ruler the Tippu Sultan donated a precious jade Shiva-linga and emerald necklace to the temple after his favorite pachyderm was cured of blindness by the deity.

The Shiva linga and necklace can be seen inside the temple along with a host of shrines dedicated to various deities as well as some fine carvings of gods and goddesses and birds and animals.NanjTempleInt02

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