The temple is built in the typical style inherent to this part of Canara. It was renovated a few years back; best efforts were made to retain the old world charm, and they did. Why this temple intrigues me so much, is the number of stories, beliefs, and anecdotes associated with this temple. I've grown up listening to Grandma telling me stories from her childhood, how they'd go to the temple for lunch escaping from school and get caught there, how they'd wait for tasty evening snacks and paanak to be served, etc.
See also: Sri Venkatramana Temple, Mangalore
The temple is situated at a lower level than the ground level, and one has to go down a slope. As kids, we'd run up and down the slope, even as elders would yell at us for doing so! The temple also has a tank attached, with ducks. There is also a serene river flowing across the road, and the view at sunset is very pretty. Sharing a few photos of the temple here.