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Hoysaleshwara Temple Halebidu – The Acme Of Temple Architecture

Hoysaleshwara Temple is a 12th-century Shaivite temple and the largest monument in Halebidu, the former capital of the Hoysala Empire. It is unique for the richness, finesse and beauty of the carved friezes that adorn its exterior walls. There is no other equivalent of such an artistic achievement across the country and probably in the world.

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The Amrutheshwara Temple of Amruthapura

An interesting feature of the temple is that the lamp inside the temple has been burning for the past 200 years! It consumes almost a litre of oil daily.

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Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Javagal – A Forgotten Wonder

This temple is one of many such lesser known temples built during the Hoysala era. It is a “live” temple and daily puja is offered here. However, because of its relative obscurity most people visiting this temple are devotees and one is unlikely to see an art or culture lover.

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Lakshmi Devi Temple, Doddagaddavalli – the Hidden Gem

The beautiful Lakshmi Devi Temple, Doddagaddavalli is one of the oldest surviving Hoysala temples. It is another hidden gem about which not much is known.

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The Chennakeshava Temple – the Marvel of Belur

This is the third part of the travelogue series by Brigadier A.P.Singh on the beautiful temples of South India.

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The Chandramouleswara Temple, Arasikere

This is the second part of the travelogue series by Brigadier A.P. Singh in which he describes the temples of South India. This particular article is about the beautiful Chandramouleswara Temple of Arasikere

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The Wonders of Hoysala Temples

This is the first part of a travelogue series by Brigadier A.P. Singh in which he describes the wonderful architecture of the temples of South India

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