Situated in Nanjangud, Karnataka, the “Varanasi of South”, the popular Lord Srikanteshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is a good place to do some intense soul searching and come closer to the divine powers of the Almighty. Its architectural bounties are beyond compare and are best noted for their large and miniature styles, which are typical of South Indian temples. Lord Shiva is revered for drinking poison generated out of the "samudramanthan”. The act saved the human race from the catastrophes that would have fallen on them otherwise.