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Hoysaleswara Temple

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Address: Halebid, India
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Larger than life stone structure of two Nandi monolith dated back 11th century main temple is full of Hindu mythical characters

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Larger than life stone structure of two Nandi monolith dated back 11th century main temple is full of Hindu mythical characters

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Hoysalas built this temple in star shaped base structure in 12th century and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are two identical temples within this temple complex viz., Hoysaleshwara and Shantaleshwara. Each temple has its own 'navaranga, sukhanasi and Nandi mandapas'. Temple exterior and interior walls have a large number of carved sculputres displaying scenes from Hindu mythology. Magnificent architeure... More 

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Mysore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Beautiful,intricate and awe inspiring.Every wall is covered in such fine craftsmanship.And to think this was accomplished in an era without any modern machinaries. Simply superb!!!

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

One walks through the temple imagining what must have gone through the sculptors' minds as they created these intricate designs.....all of them, telling their stories of the past......emotions, art, music, dance, culture......those kings built something to last forever......transported into the 12th century.......wonderful!

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Hoysala kings' love towards art is exhibited in these buildings. Breathtaking sculptures, well maintained by the government. Visit these places to relive the lessons from textbooks. Highly recommended for children/teens to appreciate our real history, than just Gandhis and Nehrus. Not much for lunch/dinner around, but accessible within 30 mins from major resorts/hotels around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Route is good, NH 75 and SH 21. Halebidu has a carved temple, Hoysaleshwara Temple, built by the Hoysala Dynasty in 12th century. This and the temple at Belur are maintained by the Archeological Society of India. Belur is located 21 km from Halebidu. The carvings are in Soapstone and are one of the most intricate carvings I have seen... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Sad to see Nandi statue defaced by public. Parking is outside. Hot in summers. Bring your water. take a guide if you can afford.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the Hoyasaleswara temple during our trip to Belur and Chikmagalur. The temple is dedicated to Hindu god Shiva and is a place to admire the Hoysala architecture at its best. This is a dvikuta temple with one temple for the Hoysala king and one for his wife.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Ok but not sure it will give you happiness but the temple walls are made up of balpa rocks which is more attractive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

It's a must visit place for art lovers. All the hard work, attention to details of the artisans takes you to another world.

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