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Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebidu

Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebidu

This temples’s name is attributed to the Hoysala ruler Vishnuvardhana Hoysaleswara though the construction of the temple is attributed to the local influential trade guild …

 

Halebidu

Halebidu

In local dialect the name Halebidu or Halebeedu literally means ‘The Old City’. The origin of this name is often attributed to the moving of …

 

Amruteshvara Temple at Amruthapura

Amruteshvara Temple at Amruthapura

The Amruteshvara temple is located in Amruthapura, a town which is 67 km north of Chikmagalur, 110 km from Hassan and 35 km from Shimoga …

 

Basaralu

Basaralu

Basaralu is a small town near  Mandya, Karnataka, India. This is home to the Mallikarjuna temple built in Hoysala architecture style.

 

Doddagaddavalli : How to reach ?

Doddagaddavalli : How to reach ?

Doddagaddavalli is a large village. But still direct bus connection from the nearby towns are few and far in between. The most comfortable way is …

 

Belur

Belur

Friezes on the outer wall of the temple in Belur . Lady with mirror, Belur

 

History

History

Like in the history of many ancient kingdoms, to origin of the Hoysalas too are often narrated with a blend of myth and speculations. The known history of the Hoysalas start by about 1000 AD, and they continued to be a notable power in the history of South India until about 1400 AD. A period of about 200 years or so years during the four centuries mentioned is generally considered as the heydays of the Hoysala Empire.

 

Doddagaddavalli

Doddagaddavalli

About 16km (10 miles) from Hassan on the way to Belur is Doddagaddavalli, a village popular for the 12th century Lakshmi Devi temple. Thanks to …

 

Mosale

Mosale

Though well known in academic and archeological circles, Mosale can easily described as a hidden gem. The twin temples of Nageshwara and Channakeshava built in …

 

Popular Hoysala Temples

Popular Hoysala Temples

Location map of popular Hoysala Temples in Karnataka. Ambuga (Prasanna Chennakeshava temple) Amruthapura ( Amruteshwara Temple ) Anathi (Lakshminarayana temple) Anekere (Chennakaesava temple) Aralaguppe ( Chennakesava ) Arasikere (Ishwara temple) Arsikere (Ishvara …