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