District : Chickmagalur State : Karnataka

AYYANAKERE

18  kms north-east of Chikmagalur town, this ancient tank is believed  to have been constructed by Rukmangada Raya a chief of Sakrepatna.  Rennovated later in 1156 A.D. during the Hoysala times, This large tank situated at the  eastern base of the Baba-Budan range provides irrigation  facilities to about 1,560 hectares of land.  On  a  hillock  here is the Prasanna Balleshvara shrine with Hoysala sculptures of  Ganapathi, Surya, Krishna, Ambika, etc.