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 ... read more
Location: South India
Year of Construction: 1117 AD
Constructed By: Hoysala King
Type of Construction: Ancient
Type of Building: Temple
Today's Belur is a small town in Hassan District. It was the Capital of a powerful Empire of Hoysala Kings. Hoysalas were initially under the control of Chalukyas only to build their own kingdom after the fall of Chalukyas. Among Hoysala Kings, Vishnuvardhana was the most well known and was the one who got rid of... read more