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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 TEMPLE COMPLEX

The Hoyaleswara is a double shrine. Around it there ate seven friezes of extraordinary artistry and they run to a total length of 710 feet. The first frieze forming the bottom depicts a procession of two thousand richly trapped elephants with riders; the second row bears leogriffs; another above it with intricate scroll work; the fourth is seen with horses and their riders followed by another of scroll band of superb type; next row displays illustrate scenes from the Ramayana in bas-relief, and the top most represents mythical animals and birds like makara and hamsa. These friezes are II feet high and above them are placed the perforated screens surmounted by eaves. This exterior thus sculptured is more artistic than the interior. Hence the saying, "Look at the inside of the Belur temple and the outside of the Halebidu". Legendary personages and Hindu gods are carved in such realistic forms and adornments, visitors raise their hands at their sight involuntarily and feel emanicpated consiously. 

 

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About  Lord Hoyaleswara Of Halebidu
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Historicity
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The Builder...
You are Here! The Temple Complex Pg1
The Temple Complex Pg2
The Temple Complex Pg3
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The Southern Kedara
The Jain Basadis
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