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Hinduism - Where Is The Hoysaleshvar Temple In India?

 


Hoysaleshvar Temple is a Hindu temple in Halebid, India.

The Hoysala temple at Halebid, the dynasty's capital city, is the largest and most spectacular of the dynasty's temples; the temple itself was completed between 1141–1182.

The deity Shiva, as "Lord of the Hoysalas," is honored in the Hoysaleshvar Temple.

Hoysala temples are made of a specific kind of stone known as chlorite schist, steatite, or soapstone, which is soft when first mined but hardens with time when exposed to air.

The stone's early malleability makes it easier to cut and allows for the rich detail seen in Hoysala temples.

The Hoysaleshvar Temple is notable for its lavish detail, which much outnumbers that of other Hoysala temples.

Hoysala dynasty is another name for the Hoysala dynasty.

 


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Hinduism - Where Is Halebid, Belur, And Hampi?


Village in Karnataka, India's southernmost state, some sixty miles northwest of Mysore.

Halebid, like its sister city Belur, is famed for its magnificent collection of Hoysala temples, which dominated western Karnataka from the eleventh to thirteenth century C.E.

The beautiful Hoysaleshvar Temple, dedicated to Shiva in his incarnation as Lord of the Hoysalas, is the most prominent structure at Halebid.

The temples at both Belur and Halebid were made of a special form of stone known as chlorite schist, steatite, or soapstone, which is soft when first mined but hardens with exposure to air.

The stone's early malleability makes it easier to cut, resulting in the rich detail seen in Hoysala temples.

Hoysala temples are distinguished by two architectural features: a central hall connecting three star-shaped sanctuaries, and temple towers (shikharas) made up of well-defined horizontal tiers rather than the continuous upward sweep typical of northern Indian Nagara architecture.

Hampi is a deserted city in central Karnataka, some 170 miles northwest of Bangalore, the state capital.

Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar empire (1336–1565 C.E.), which ruled much of the Indian peninsula south of the Narmada River during its apex in the early sixteenth century.

The empire's prosperity was derived mostly from its dominance of the spice and cotton trades, both of which were immensely important commodities at the period, and the city of Hampi was constructed on a scale to reflect this.

After the battle of Talikota in 1565, when the last Vijayanagar ruler, Rama Raja, was defeated by a coalition of Muslim sultans from the Deccan, the kingdom came to an end abruptly.

Invading sultans devastated the city, which has been desolate ever since.



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