Home > Sutradhara > Cultural Informatics > Interactive Multimedia Projects > Muktesvara Temple

Mukteśvara Temple: A Twelfth-century Temple at CAUŚADĖNAPURA in North Kamataka

See Also Bṛhadīśvara Temple


The Temple of Mukteśvara at Cauḍadānapura






Caudadanapura is a tiny village of Karnataka in south India, where all facets of Indian civilisation, encompassing religion, art and poetry are exemplified in an exquisite temple with the highest degree of refinement. This temple is a jewel of architecture of 11th-12th century, in the style now commonly called after the name of the legendary sculptor, Jakkanacarya. It was built during the heyday of the kingdom ruled by the Calukyas of Kalyana and the Sevunas of Devagiri. It is dedicated to an Udbhava-Linga "spontaneously born" Linga named Mukteśvara. A user-friendly interactive system will allow the user to browse the multi-dimensional architectural, sculptural and inscriptional programme of the temple.

PIERRE SYLVAIN FILLIOZAT is Professor of Sanskrit at Paris University. He conducts research in various fields of Indology, Sanskrit language, literature, poetics, Saiva, Tantra and Indian architecture. He has published books on Panini's Grammar, Patanjali's Mahabhasya, Saivķgamas, Temple architecture at Vijayanagar, etc.

VasundHara Filliozat, Ph. D (Paris University), is a scholar of ancient Indian history and her specialisation is History of south India and epigraphy of medieval Karnataka. She has produced several publications on these subjects in English and Kannada.


Transliteration with Diacritical Marks

a holistic approach to all data pertaining to the temple, or helping to understand its significance:     

  1. A glimpse of Karnataka
  2. A survey of architecture, decorative motifs and iconography, through designs and photographs.
  3. A complete transliteration and English translation of the Kannada inscriptions.
  4. Four hours of musical rendering of the poetical contents of the inscriptions.
  5. Exploration of the database with rich linkage of diverse materials and interactivity tools. 

Preface from the Book published by IGNCA

Selective Content of the CD-ROM

Cognitive map   

A Glimpse of Karnataka

The Temple of Mukteśvara

Mukteśvara Temple : Devotional Music
No. 1
No. 2
No. 3
No. 1
No. 2
No. 3
No. 4

This CD-ROM has been published in 2000


DOWNLOAD Mukteśvara CD-ROM Supplement: You may require to copy this program for smooth running of Presentation Layer Commentary

  • Copy and execute Muktesh.ext

  • Open and UNZIP at destination Hard disk

Image Collection

By Description

Devotional Music

View Brochure


Cultural Informatics Laboratory

HomeSearchContact usIndex

[ Home | Search  | Contact UsIndex ]

[ Sutradhara | International Dialogue Unit | Multimedia Development ]

Copyright IGNCA© 1999