Two powerful country bombs have been recovered from the 16th century Venkatachalapathy Temple at nearby Krishnapuram,police said on Friday.
The bombs were recovered from the roof of the temple by a bomb disposal squad yesterday after workers engaged in cleaning operations discovered it and brought it to the notice of police.
The bombs were later placed in a bucket of water and defused.
Police said they are investigating all angles,including whether any fundamentalists were involved in the act.
Temple officials said the temple,built by Krishnappa Nayak 1564-1572,is famous for its beautiful sculptures,considered among the best in the country.
The temple attracts a lot of domestic and foreign tourists.