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Bangalore to Belur

Bangalore to Belur

Bangalore to Belur is about 225 km. Consider 3½ hours driving time. Hassan , at a distance of about 40km (25 miles) from Belur is the …

 

Lakshmidevi temple at Doddagadavalli

Lakshmidevi temple at Doddagadavalli

Doddagadavalli is located about 14km ( 9 miles ) from Belur on the Hassan- Belur road. Take a left deviation at a village called Kalkere …

 

Chennakeshava temple at Haranahalli

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 …

 

Hosaholalu

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 …

 

Bucheswara temple at Koravangala

Bucheswara temple at Koravangala

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

 

Hoysala Maps

Hoysala Maps

Location map of popular Hoysala Temples in Karnataka. Location map of popular Hoysala Temples in Karnataka.

 

Chennakeshava and Someshwara temple at Mosale.

Chennakeshava and Someshwara temple at Mosale.

Mosale is located about 10km ( 6 miles ) from Hassan on the Hassan – Mysore road. There are two Hoysala temples at Mosale one …

 

Narasimha Pillar of Belur

Narasimha Pillar of Belur

There are about 50 artistically decorated pillers inside the Chennakesava Temple of Belur. They are all unique and outstanding specimens of Hoysala architecture. A couple …

 

Nuggehalli

Nuggehalli

Hoysala temple at Nuggehalli

 

Soapstone sculptures

Soapstone sculptures

The beauty of the Hoysala templs , particularly its intricate carvings owes a lot to one material – Soapstone. Unlike granite, sandstone and marble used in the construction of most of India’s ancient monuments, soapstone is softer with some peculiar properties that set it apar from the former materials. To give you an idea , the softer version of the soapstone can be carved even with your finger nail.