Talakad is one of the hidden gems of India. Located close to Mysore, this mysterious town has over thirty ancient temples buried underneath the sand dunes that almost completely covered it in 1634. Here are some photos of the some of the temples that have been excavated as well as some views of the nearby Cauvery River.
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Talakad Kirthi Narayana Temple. This is nearly 1,000 years old and is dedicated to Vishnu. You can see more photos of the temple here: bit.ly/AhVKte
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Talakad Vaideyswara Temple Granite Ring Chain. Hanging from one of the eaves of the temple roof is this beautiful chain of rings carved out of a single block of granite – showing the great skills of the artisans that built the Vaideyswara. You can read more here: bit.ly/wHWzeq
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Talakad Vaideyswara Temple: Vijaya Ganapathi. An extremely rare depiction of Ganesh riding his mouse.