Right besides Kaidala Chennakesaava Devalaya is Ganagdareshwara Devalaya, a relatively smaller structure. This too is a protected monument.
A board planted in front of the temple describes this temple as below:
Sri Gangadhareshwara temple, Kaidala, Tumkur
Gangadhareshwara temple on the east of Chennakesavatemple is also of Dravidian style. Its Navaranga has nice pillars of black stone carved in the Hoysala style. On the four sides of the pillars are inscriptions depicting the deities of Brahma, Vishnu, Bhairava, Krishna, Ganapati and Veerabhadra in plaque reliefs the outer zone of the Navaranga is decorated with elephant and floral four Shivas and other walls. - Commissioner Dept. of Archaeology Museums & Heritage Mysore.
An inscribed stone plaque embedded into the temple wall gives additional info, mostly of recent times.
||ಓಂ ಶ್ರೀ ಮಂಜುನಾಥಾಯ ನಮಃ||
In the facade the most interesting part is the balustrade.
The temple's external walls are mostly plain except for floral motifs on the front walls.
A diagonal view of the balustrade.
The temple is symmetric in plan in both axis except for the Shikhara which is present over the west-facing sanctum and absent on the east-facing sanctum.
A view of the Navaranga, the pillared space described in the board. These pillars are made of a stone which is darker & harder compared to granite. These pillars are fine examples of Hoysala design and can be seen even in Chalukyan temples which underwent renovation during Hoysala period.
That's it about this temple for now. Besides Chennakesava and Gangadhareshwara, Kaidala has another ancient temple which is dedicated to Rameshwara. The last temple is a few minutes walk away and I completely missed it. Hoping to visit Gullur and Kaidala again between Ganesh Chaturti and Navaratri to see Maha Ganapati and also Rameshwara Devalaya.