Hunsur (Terikal), Feb. 20 -- Of the 1,000 pillars of Kashilingeshwara Temple, only 240 pillars remain now

The highlight of Mysuru Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rohini Sindhuri's Terikal village visit was the Thousand-Pillar Kashilingeshwara Temple. According to villagers, the temple dated back to thousands of years and was built by Gangas of Talakad.

Manjunath, a 56-year-old villager told SOM that there is a Vishnu Temple nearby built by Hoysala rulers. "The Kashilingeshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Veerabhadra. The Temples were demolished by invaders who came from Persia and Afghanistan and the Temples were renovated five to six times by the Maharajas of Mysore," he said.

Though the Temple is named Thousand-Pillar Kashilingeshwara Templ...