i had some other work in that area and was using davanagere as a base.
one other town i visited was Harihar, on the banks of the thungabadhra.
architecturally, i saw something very old - a few centuries old - as well as something very new, both places of worship.
the first was the harihareswara temple.
the following pictures should give you an idea of the exquisite architecture.
the entrance was pretty unimpressive and does not give you an indication of what is inside.
the location is declared as a heritage site and comes under the archeology department. this has also impacted the funds for the upkeep of the temple.
the hall with pillars in front shows how the structure - of limestone? - has weathered well through the centuries and still stays shining, without any paint!
i will share the details of the modern church in my next post.