The temple was built in the 13th century under the Hoysalas rule, by Veera Narasimha, the grandson of Vishnuvardhana. The Lakshmi Narasimha Temple is located in the old town area of Bhadravathi. The town is named after the river Bhadra which flows through it. The architecture of this temple built by the Hoysala rulers is marvelous and worth admiring. The temple is built on a Nakshtra style platform, and is around three feet high. The Dwajasthambam of the temple stands tall in front of the temple, outside in the compound wall. Apart from this, there’s a stone pillar on a small pedestal. The temple has three Gopurams and hence called by the name Threekutachal Temple. The outer walls of the temple bear great detailed carvings in Hoysala style. A flight of five steps will lead you up the platform with three of them leading to the temple. Operating Hours: everyday : 06:00 AM - 07:00 PM. The town is named after the river Bhadra which flows through it.5 h 10 min (263.0 km) via Bangalore-Bhadravathi. Distance between shimoga to Bhadravathi 25km.