Temple Architecture

Karnataka has earned the title ‘Cradle of Temple Architecture’ owing to the presence of temples with varied architectural styles as stipulated in ancient Vastu Shasthra Granthas. The chart below shows the classification of temples of Karnataka based on various styles of Shikharas  given by eminent scholar Shri M. N. Prabhakar

Classification of Temples

Dakshinathya Shikhara

Outthareya Rekha Shikhara

Outthareya Vimana Shikhara

Close Menu