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Hoysaleswara Temple

Hoysaleswara Temple

The Hoysaleswara temple was built by Ketamalla, a minister of King Vishnuvardhana in the 12th Century. Hoysaleswara Temple is one amongst the largest shrines that are dedicated to Lord Shiva in South India.The construction of this marvelous shrine got completed in 1121 CE. Located at Halebid, Hoysaleshwara Temple can be easily reached from Belur (16 kms), Hassan (31 kms) and Mysore (149 kms) in Karnataka .

The Hoysaleswara temple has the Idols of Hoysaleswara and Santaleswara. Hoysaleswara is named after King Vishnuvardhana Hoysala and Santaleswara after his wife, Queen Santala. The sanctum is built on a stellar plan, with a Sukhanasi, Navaranga and Nandi Mandtaps. Each of these mantap resembles the Belur Chennakesava temple in design. The Kedareswara temple built by King Ballala II, at Halebidu also in ruins is considered to be another master piece of architectural grandeur. As with the Hoysaleswara temple, this temple has classic figures and scenes from the epics. There are over a hundred images set on the upper parts of the walls. Also nearby, are Jain temples dedicated to Parsvanatha, Santhanatha and Adinatha.



More info on the city

Hassan is a picturesque town in the heart of malnad with a pleasant climate.

Hassan is the 4th largest city in Karnataka and situated in the southern part of the state. 

Hotels near Hassan

Hoysala Village Resorts

Hoysala village Resorts at Hassan Located at an altitude of 957 m above sea level, the Hoysala Village Resort, in Hassan, Karnataka

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Swarga is a homestay situated on the banks of Hemavathy River amidst the hillocks and coffee plantations of the Western Ghats Range at 25 km from Sakleshpur of Hassan District (Karnataka, India).

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Hotel Southern Star

Southern Star Hassan Hotel as it is less than a kilometre away from the railway station and the bus stop

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