Paphareshwar literally means the avenger of sins . In present form its a shiva temple just beside the dhar complex .The temple has ornate door decoration ( dwar pattika ) and shiva lingam inside . The most notable feature of this temple is the Royal seat of hoysala kings . Its a approx 8 -10 feet tall stone structure that resembles to an oranate mandapa and its decorated to that befitting a kings seat . The stairs has the iconic Hoysala lion inscription and the cealing is very orante .
Just ahead of this seat and beside the main tempel is a kund (tank ) . At present the tank is usallly dry but there is a secret passage from here to Tripurush Math .