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... north. That is why what we see today in this temple has been made in 87 years; but still has very impressive details with about 20,000 sculptures.
Both Chennakesava and Hoysaleswara temples made by Hoysala empire have many things in common. Both are in star shape and have six rows of carvings outside around the base of the temple: elephants, lions, horsemen, ...
Belur temple was in the capital of the Hoysalas. They established this capitol here after the sacking of Halebeedu (Haledid) by the Delhi Sultans. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vijayanaryana, one of the 24 incarnations of Vishnu and was started in 1116 by king Vishnuvardhana. Much more of the full temple complex exists here with surrounding walls, side temples, and marriage pavilion than at Halebeedu. Again ...
This was a wonderful site where we were able to walk around this 800+ year old temple to Shiva. It is wonderful momunment and active temple to the god. As with all sites we have vistied so far we had to leave our shoes at a check-in location before walking around or in the temple. It is a beautiful temple and the stone carvings over the whole face of the building are magnificient. They are done in soapstone which I gather is soft to carve ...
... Chennakeshava temple at Belur which was completed in 1116 by Hoysala Vishnuvardhana. The temple is 37 meters tall and is standing on a platform which has fabulous art work on its outer walls and bracket figures of dancing girls in various poses in perfect proportion.
... s town - Chikka + Magala + Ooru). It is believed to have
been given as a dowry to the younger daughter of Rukmangada, the
legendary chief of Sakrepatna. Located at an elevation of 1037 meters,
and near by hill stations, offer spectacular views and excellent
DAY 1: KUDREMUKH:
Driver was ready by 9:00am. We ...
Other places to stay in Hassan
Bm Highway, Hassan | 3 star hotelfrom $34
Arali Marada Koppalu, Hassan | Hotelfrom $22
No 121, Opposite DC Office, Hassan | Hotelfrom $88
B.M. Road, Post Box No. 97, Hassan | Hotelfrom $14
Hemavathi Farm, Hassan | Hotelfrom $28