Halebidu Temple 60

Halebidu Temple 60
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Halebidu Temple 60

Halebidu or Dwarasamudra, the capital of the Hoysala after Belur has the finest Hoysala temple with twin sancturies. This piece of art was the creation of Ketamalla, a commander of King Vishnuvardhana, as mentioned in an inscription of 1121 CE. The platform has some interesting motifs on its side. The base of the main temple has frieze of rows of elephants in relief, and above that is a row of lions, and third frieze above has foliage, and this is surmounted by friezes of galloping horses, scenes of mythological episodes (from Ramayana, Mahabharata etc.)

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Source: CIET, NCERT