This temple is one of the most extraordinary examples of Hoysala art. The interior and the exterior walls of the temple are covered with intricate sculptures depicting the various Hindu gods, sages, stylized animals and birds, and friezes portraying the life of the Hoysala rulers. The temple is set in a well-maintained garden adjacent to which is a museum containing a collection of fine sculptures. Inspite of the fact that construction of the temple started in the year 1121 (Approx.) and there was 80 monotones years of labor the holy place was never finished. Among the other well-known temples of Halebid are the Kedareswara and Jain temple.
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