Bantwal, May 6: Remains of an ancient temple have been traced in a wood at Kedage near Allipade in Devasya Padoru village.
A stone appearing like the pedestal of a deity and a carving appearing like an idol were found on the base of a group of trees. It is believed that the remains may be of the Brahmabaidarkala Temple.
A local named Aithappa Bangera, had identified some of the remains known as ‘Mud Pape’, ‘Kadthale’ and ‘Manigante’ when he had been to the forest.
As per the predictions of a local astrologer, it is said that Koti and Chennaya and several deities have lived here. Further enquiries in other places also have revealed the presence of a temple there.
As this news has spread in the village, many locals have visited the place.
An age old practice of querying the deity regarding some relevant questions during religious ceremonies is followed in some villages of Karnataka and the locals have decided to query the deity to know the past history of the temple.