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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

As the creative faculty reigned supreme unquestioned, its artistic grandeur and aesthetic superiority scaled new peaks to remain as a model to the posterity; secondly here the temples are dedicated to Lord Siva unlike that of the temple at Belur; thirdly there is ample evidence that it was built not by the kings, but by their admirers; and mainly they were built in memory of parents, or in honour of great rulers.

Besides, there are many more plus points that this temple complex has to its credit. It was, as the word Halebid means the old capital of Hoyaslas; it was here they founded the principality and later shifted to Belur during Ereyanga's period; it was here Jainism co-existed with Saivism, as evidenced by an unusual number of 720 Jain mandirs flourishing here then; it was here Kedareswara temple, styled in legends as Dhakshana kedara and deemed a little gem of Hoyasala architecture was built at one strech; it was this city called Dwarasamudra owing to the multiplicity of doorways, the fort encircling the town had then; it was this place that served as the capital for Rastrakutas, Yadavas, Kadambas and Kongalvas before Hoyasalas founded their empire.

 

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About  Lord Hoyaleswara Of Halebidu
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The Southern Kedara
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