Originally named Kridapura, Kaidala acquired its present name because of a supernatural incident believed to have taken place here, connected with the legendary sculptor Jakanchary. A flaw was pointed out in masterpiece by this sculptor by another young sculptor called Dankana. This resulted in the senior sculptor cutting off his right hand. On building the kaidala keshava temple, Jakanchary’s lost hand was restored and hence the name Kaidala (Kai means Hand in Kannda). To his great surprise, Jakanachary later found that Dankana was his own son.
This beautiful Keshava temple in the Dravidian style contains a 5 feet 6 inches tall figure of channigaraya.
How to reach?
The nearest railway station is Tumkur from where buses are easily available for Kaidala.