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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

THE SOUTHERN KEDARA

Besides this double shrine there is another worth-seeing small temple dedicated to Kedareswara, but in ruins. It was modelled after the Kedareswara temple at Balagami and was reverentially called Dakshana Kedara, the northern one being situated in the Himalayas. This was built in honour of the family deity of Padmala Devi, the queen consort of Ballala II, the grand son of Vishnu vardana, the builder of Belur temple. It is a perfect and exquisite specimen of Hoyasala architecture. On account of a pipal tree that sprouted from the central tower, the entire structure came to ground level. Does this not reflect the ways of the ingrate among mankind? For giving some negligible space for the seed, the grown-up agressive huge pipal tree mercilessly reduced the host structure to a heap of dismal ruin. Who outgrown whom in nobility - tree over man, or man over tree? This was a three - celled shrine called Trikutachala - three peaked hill, characteristic of Hoyasala monuments. The outer walls contain 175 sculptural images with elephants at the corners of the plinth giving the appearance of holding aloft the whole temple. A grand conception! A beautiful execution! And an invaluable relief!!!

 

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About  Lord Hoyaleswara Of Halebidu
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Historicity
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The Builder...
The Temple Complex Pg1
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You are Here! The Southern Kedara
The Jain Basadis
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