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Halebidu Temple

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Address: Halebid, India
Description: This was the 12th-century capital of the Hoysalas.

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Exquisite monument, a testament to Hoysala Artistry

The Hoysaleshwara Temple in Halebid was begun in 1121 by King Vishnuvardana. It was started at the behest of rich Saivite merchants in Halebid who insisted on a temple to honor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The Hoysaleshwara Temple in Halebid was begun in 1121 by King Vishnuvardana. It was started at the behest of rich Saivite merchants in Halebid who insisted on a temple to honor God Shiva.It took 190 years to almost be completed. It is a master piece demonstrating the amazing artistic talent and skills of the Hoysala Empire. A 64 cornered star... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We visited Halebidu on our way back from Chikmagalur to Bangalore. It is a beautiful place and the skill and craftsmanship of the sculptures there is a the big attraction. Every pillar, wall and roof is filled with carvings showing minute details. For those who would like to know the historical background of the place it is suggested you take... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This shows the ancient heritage and intelligence of old king and the workers. Fine art, thought process and labour is excellent. Again a pity to the people who attack the beautiful temple those days and tried to destroy it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The intricate designs of these World heritage sites make u amazed by the effort put into them.. These temples still stand as a witness to rise & fall of empires..Lovely site to spend sometime in a flashback!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Like Belur, Halebeedu is also worth a visit just 1/2 hour apart. The roads to both the places are very good. The drive is pleasant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have been visited this place almost 4 to 5 times....its very historic temple with great sculptures,but because of poor maintenance...it is loosing its beauty day by day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Good to go on two wheeler, nice place to find calm during June as most of the school children will not be there, other times beware no place to even stand LOL

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Present in Hasan district previously known as Dwarasamudra. It is a very beautifully carved temple. The temple was built by Ketamala in dedication to Vishnuvardhan and was built in 11 CE from soap stone. The best attraction for me in this place two beautifully carved nandis which were very beautifully decorated. The temple enshrines Hoysaleshwara and Shantaleshwari thus dedicated to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Just like Chennakesava temple, this is yet another beautiful work of the Hoysala period. But unlike Chennakesava temple this has most of its artefacts missing( either destroyed by allaudin khilji when he raided the temple or stollen by the British) Its recommended that you hire a guide who can explain the art work to you. You should be able to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Hoyasalas of karnataka have proven their craftsmanship with this Shiva Temple. A Hoyasal minister buit this temple to honour his king and queen. This double star shaped temple has 64 spokes in its star( when viewed from the top). The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his wife Parvathi. There are 2 huge Nandis here. Visiting this marvellolus... More 

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Address: Address: Halebid, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Karnataka  >  Halebid

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