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The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Author Index
Introduction Lord Srikanteswara...
Mother Chamundeswari... Lord Ranganatha...
Talakaveri & Its Glory Lord Chennakesava...
Lord Hoyaleswara... Lord Manjunath...
Balakrishna Of Udipi Mother Sarada...
Mookambikai Koil... Lord Mahabaleswar...
Lord Virupaksha... Lord Narasimha...
Guru Dattatreya... Some Shrines Superb
Convenience Of Visitors
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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LORD HOYALESWARA OF HALEBIDU

That is the glory of the exterior of the main temple. After going round it which incidentally completed the Pradakshana the visitors go inside. As the devotees enter, the elaborately carved and elegantly fashioned doorways adorned with splendid lintels along with the imposing Dwarapalakas and enchanting damsels bearing fly-whisks on both sides gleam into their sight. The first shrine has a porch with a niche on either side.

This Hoyaleswara temple has two cells, one dedicated to Hoyaleswara, the deity of Hoyasala dynasty; the other to Panchikeswara, but the lingam is here called by the additional name Santaleswara. Hence there are some conjunctures that the builder Ketamalla, with a view to perpetuating the memory of his Lord Vishnu Vardana and the queen-consort Santala Devi, named the temples after them. Thus Hoyaleswara stands for Vishnu Vardhana and Santaleswara for the queen Santala Devi. From this, it can be deduced that the shrines are the national memorials to the royal couple. 

 

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The Southern Kedara
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