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... quite different experiences and represent some of south India’s amazing artistic and architectural wonders. No climbing required here, but only patience to look at and learn the stories behind the intricately carved and sculpted soapstone friezes of the temples. They are from period of the Hoysala Empire, a prominent South Indian power that ruled between the 10th-14th centuries.
The Channakeshava Temple took over a century to build ...
... 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 ...
... to happen in 2018. We had to climb the 614 steps without shoes but could wear socks and there was a great view from the top.
We then went to ...
Other places to stay in Hassan
Bm Highway, Hassan | 3 star hotelfrom $34
Arali Marada Koppalu, Hassan | Hotelfrom $22
B.M. Road, Post Box No. 97, Hassan | Hotelfrom $14
No 121, Opposite DC Office, Hassan | Hotelfrom $88
Hemavathi Farm, Hassan | Hotelfrom $28