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Karnataka >> Halebid


30 kms from Hassan
37 c Summer/19 c Winter
Latitude : 13.216383    Longitude : 75.993204

Language : Kannada,Hindi,English
Halebidu is located in Hassan District, Karnataka, India. Halebidu (which was previously called Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra) was the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. It is home to one of the best examples of Hoysala architecture in the ornate Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples.

Archaeological Museum
Archaeological Museum - Collection of Sculptures
The museum exhibits a rich collection of 12th-13th sculptures, idols, coins, inscriptions and wood carvings. Informational lectures are conducted regularly. The museum has a well-stocked library. Halebid Archaeological Museum is open from 10:00 to 17:00 hrs, except on Fridays.
Basadi Hilli
Basadi Hilli - Jain temple
It is a group of Jain monasteries famous for its pillars, which are highly polished almost resembling mirrors. Basadi Halli is very near to Hoysaleswara temple. Although this complex consists of three temples, the famous is the Parswanathaswamy Temple, which has a 14 ft high figure made of black stone. A seven-headed serpent has been imprinted on the head of this figure. Adinathaswamy (central mandir) and Shanthinathaswamy (located at east of Shanthinathaswamy) are the other two temples here.
Hoysaleshwara Temple
Hoysaleshwara Temple - Gem of Hoysala Temple Architecture
Hoysaleswara temple is a temple dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. It was built in Halebidu during the Hoysala Empire rule in the 12th century by King Vishnuvardhana. The construction was completed in 1121 CE. During the early 14th century, Halebidu was the sacked and looted by Muslim invaders from northern India and the temple fell into a state of ruin and neglect.
Kedareswara Temple
Kedareswara Temple - Chalukyan Style Temple
Kedareshwara temple, a Chalukyan style temple with two Hoysala emblems, is very famous where the sculptor’s talent seems to have overwhelmed even the goldsmith’s skill in its sheer sophistication. The mix of architecture will overwhelm anybody.
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