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Hinduism - Who Were The Hoysala Dynasty Of Southern India?

 

Hoysala Dynasty (11th–14th centuries) Southern Indian dynasty that ruled over the southern half of the state of Karnataka in southern India.

Dorasamudra, which is today known as Halebid, was the capital city.

The Hoysalas were initially vassals of the Chalukyas (a central Indian monarchy that lasted from the seventh to ninth centuries C.E.) until 1093, when they declared independence.

They governed most of Karnataka and northern Tamil Nadu during their zenith, but by the beginning of the 14 century, their authority had waned.

Their empire had been captured by the Sangamas, whose capital was at Vijayanagar, by the middle of the century.

The Hoysalas are most known for the beautiful temples they built at Belur and Halebid, which are treasure troves of medieval south Indian sculpture.



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Hinduism - Where Are The Hoyasala Temples Of Dorasamudra located?

 


Capital city of the Hoysala dynasty, who dominated the area in southern Karnataka from the eleventh to the thirteenth century, and where the ashes may be deposited in the river to ritually "cool" them. 

Dorasamudra is today known as Halebid, and it is a hamlet located sixty miles north and west of the city of Mysore. 

The location is recognized for a remarkable collection of temples, including the Hoysaleshvar Temple, which is devoted to the deity Shiva in his incarnation as Lord of the Hoysalas. 

The Hoysala temples were constructed of a specific kind of stone known as chlorite schist, steatite, or soapstone, which was soft when first mined but hardened with exposure to air. 

This early brittleness made the stone easier to cut, allowing for the rich detail that distinguishes these temples. 




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Hinduism - Where Is Dorasamudra?


From the eleventh to the thirteenth century, the Hoysala dynasty dominated the area in the southern section of the state of Karnataka. 

Dorasamudra is today known as Halebid, and it is a hamlet located sixty miles north and west of the city of Mysore. 

The location is recognized for a remarkable collection of temples, including the Hoysaleshvar Temple, which is devoted to the deity Shiva in his incarnation as Lord of the Hoysalas. 

The Hoysala temples were constructed of a specific kind of stone known as chlorite schist, steatite, or soapstone, which was soft when first mined but hardened with exposure to air. 

This early brittleness made the stone easier to cut, allowing for the rich detail that distinguishes these temples. 



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Be sure to check out my writings on religion here.