Garalapuri (or Nanjangud) has a history going back to mythical puranic times and archaeologically we can trace two thousand years of history in the existing Srikanteswara Temple. In the early centuries of the Christian Era this region was under the Gangas of Talakad. The early Ganga Kings were not Jains but the followers of the Vedic religion as proved by their records which mention the celebration of many Vedic sacrifices. The Garbha Griha in the Srikanteswara temple resembles the specimens of Ganga Architecture remaining at Varuna (near Mysore) and Siva Ganga in the Bangalore District. The Siva Linga of Srikanteswara differs from the usual Chola type and closely resemble the Gangadhareswara linga at Siva Ganga.
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New Profile Photograph of Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri discovered from the archives of K. G. Somsekhar
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