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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. Continue reading

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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 the presence of mega-magnets like Belur and Halebeedu, in the region Doddagaddavalli is yet to … Continue reading

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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 the typical Hoysala style stands at the edge of this farming village called Mosale near … Continue reading

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Popular Hoysala Temples

  Hulikere (ornate stepped tank or Kalyani) ; Doddagaddavalli (Lakshmidevi temple) ; Koravangala (Govindeshwara, Nakeshwara and Bucheshwara temples) ; Chatachatahalli (Chatteshwara temple) ; Hebbalalu (Singeshwara temple) ; Jinanathapura (Shantinatha basadi) ; Ambuga (Prasanna Chennakeshava temple) ; Heragu (Kirthinarayana temple) ; … Continue reading

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Bangalore to Belur

For Belur Bangalore is the nearest possible airport. Hassan , at a distance of about 40km (25 miles) from Belur is the ideal gateway town for both Belur and Halebid. Bangalore to Belur by bus: There are a few direct … Continue reading

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Chennakeshava temple at Haranahalli

Haranahalli is located about 10km ( 6 miles ) from Arsikere on the Hassan- Arsikere road. There are two Hoysala temples at Haranahalli one dedicated to Chennakeshava and another to Someshwara

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Hosaholalu

Hosaholalu has a beautiful Hoysala temple dedicated to Lakshmirarayana , a form of lord Vishnu. This is a functional temple with active worship. Also one of the well preserved and maintained Hoysala temples. Hosaholalu is located about 45 kilometers ( … Continue reading

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Bucheswara temple at Koravangala

Koravangala is located about 12km ( 8 miles ) from Hassan on the Hassan – Arsikere road.

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Hoysala Maps

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