Hoysaleswara Temple Halebid, The Excellence of Hoysala emperors
Hoysaleswara temple, location info,transportation and history
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebid is one of the famous shiva temples which built around 12th century, it also known as Halebidu temple. Hoysaleswara Temple is situated in Hasan district of Karnataka state. it was built by ketamalla was a minister of hoysala kings. it is one of the three hoysala temples nominated for the world heritage list of UNESCO. the remaining two are belur temple and somnathapur temple. it also considered as one of the tourist destinations.
the sculptures and the carvings attracts the devotees. it took 105 years to complete the work of temple,which built in cahlukya style. In early days halebidu was the capital city of hoysala dynasty, halebidu meansthat old city. it was attacked two times by Malik Gafoor. the temple outer walls is intricately carved. it has four entrances to the temple. Hoysaleswara Temple is worship to lord shiva which built on a star shaped platform. the temple enshrines hoysaleswara and santhaleswara.
the walls of the temple decorated by the depictions from hindu mythology, animals, birds and other dancing forms. there are another two temples situated in the city, they are kedareswar temple and the jain basis temple. there is an artificial lake which which improves the beauty of halebidu. soap stone was used for create the temple structure. Hoysaleswara Temple is the largest monumentin halebidu. Hoysala moahptsava is the major festival hosts here, it is the dance festival which usually coming in march month.
Hoysaleswara Temple located 30 km from Hassan. the nearest railway station and bus station is holds at Hassan. Mnagalore airport is the nearest airport which is 185 km away. the temple timings start from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm. The temple city premises a museum managed by archaeological survey of India which has ruins and the temple art work.