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Posted on: Monday , Jun 08, 2009 At 15:56 PM

The Less Known Hoysalas

I have been researching a bit on the thousand year old Hoysala Kings who ruled parts of South India. In the process, I dug into a bit of their history, and visited some of the places that very few people know about. These places are not on the tourist map and are rarely visited, and yet they are in the same region where two most well known and well visited temples - Belur and Halebeedu - are. Here are some pictures of the places.

Hulikere is a small pond, but is very charming, as you can see from the picture. 


Bastihalli has a few Jain Temples with arrays of circular pillars, and tall statues of Jain Tirthankaras inside. Seen in the picture is a section of Parshwanatha Basti.


Belavadi village in another temple with a series of pillars. There are 108 of them to see.


And at Doddagaddavalli is one of the older temples of Hoysala, at a picturesque location in undulating landscape.


All of these are as beautiful, though less ornate than the temples at Belur and Halebeedu, and known to very few despite being located in the same region. Dont forget to visit these places the next time you plan to go to Belur or Halebeedu.

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By arunchs| Posted on:09 Jun 2009

Thank you Gime. These temples are my fav too.
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By arunchs| Posted on:09 Jun 2009

Thank you Gime. These temples are my fav too.
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By Gima| Posted on:09 Jun 2009

The last two are awesome pics.
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