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Ramanathapura Temples
The temples of Ramanathapura stand testimony to the architectural grandeur of the Chola and Hoysala ages, writes B M Ravi Bettasoge.Hassan brings to one's mind art, culture and history. It has made a name for itself as a tourist destination, a haven of art and as a strong inter-link between the past and the future....more
Shravanabelagola Temples
Shravanabelagola is one of the most popular Jain pilgrim centers located in the Hassan district of Karnataka state. Shravanabelagola is at a distance of 52 Kms from Hassan town, the headquarters of the Hassan district and 146 Kms from Bangalore. In Kannada (the state language), 'Bel' means white and 'kola' means the pond, an allusion to the beautiful pond in the middle of the town.Shravanabelagola is wedged between two rocky hills - Vindyagiri and Chandragiri. ....more
Belur Archeology
Belur was the early capital of the Hoysala Empire. With Halebidu which is only 16 km away, this is one of the major tourist destinations in Karnataka, India. Belur is located in Hassan district. According to inscriptions discovered here, it was also referred to as Velapuri.Belur is the Chennakesava temple complex which contains the Chennakesava Temple....more
Halebid Archeology
The present day Halebid was earlier known as Dorasamudra. This was the capital of the Hoyasala kingdom, which became prominent in the Mysore area in the 12th-13th century after the Ganga dynasty. The fort and pa;ace no longer exist. Now it is a small village with a group of temples.....more
Belur Historical
Belur in Hassan district (222 kms from Bangalore and 38 kms from Hassan) is famous for its magnificent Hoysala Temple Complex. The Chennakeshava temple here was completed in 1116 by Hoysala Vishnuvardhana to commemorate his victory over the Chola.....more
Doddagadduvalli
About 16km (10 miles) from Hassan on the way to Belur is Doddagaddavalli, a village popular for the 12th century Lakshmi Devi temple.Doddagaddavalli is set in a scenic rural environment. According to the legends the temple was built in 1114 A.D. by a merchant called Kallahana Rahuta, a merchant or high officer in the Hoysala court.....more
Halebid Historical
Halebidu is located in Hassan district in Karnataka.Ketumalla, the chief of staff of Hoysala Kingdom, built this temple during 1121 A.D and attributed to his king, Vishnuvardhana and queen, Shantala Devi. Even then it is learnt that it took 105 years to complete.....more
Harnavalli Archeology
In the 13th century when the Hoysala kingdom was at the peak of it’s power, a temple was constructed in every area, its detailed sculptures and decorations.....more
Shrvanabelogola Historical
Shravanabelagola is one of the most popular Jain pilgrim centers located in the Hassan district of Karnataka state. Shravanabelagola is at a distance of 52 Kms from Hassan town, the headquarters of the Hassan district and 146 Kms from Bangalore.....more
Koravangala Archeology
Koravangala is a store house of Hoysala architecture. This scenic village, earlier called Kora Mangala, is home to three Hoysala style temples of the 12th century. All the temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva....more
Hemavati River
The Hemavati River is a very important tributary of the Kaveri River. It starts in the Western Ghats at an elevation of about 1,219 metres[1] near Ballala rayana durga in the Chikmagalur District of the state of Karnataka, in southern India, and flows through Chikkamagalooru, Hassan District and Mysore district before joining the Kaveri near Krishnarajasagara....more
Bisle Ghat Hills
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Mosale Archeology
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SHARVANABELGOLA

Jainism was born in Bihar in East India. When there was a great famine it is said that saint Bahubali along with his followers, came to Karnataka. The ruler of the Murya empire of the time Chandragupta, who considered Bahubali a sint , followed him and also undertook a fast unto death to propagate non-voilance. This place is the biggest pilgrim centre in Karnataka. With the patronage of the later West Ganga dynasty many jain temples were built on two rocky hills. Gometeshwara ststue on VIndyagiri in 981 attracted many people and became an important pilgrim centre. It is said that gometeshwara the son of Adinatha an early Thirthankara, stood without moving in mediation for a long time to uphold the doctrine of non-possessiveness, that white ants built their nest around him. This statue talks about this legend . at the foot of the hill are a big tank , a jain mata ( monastery) and the Akkanna temple of the Vijayanagra era is also here.

VINDHYAGIRI AND GOMATESHWARA STATUE ( 10TH – 12TH C / JAIN )

  An 18 m high Gomateshwara ( Bahubali) , may temple groups and a  stamba are located on a granite hill, which is 143m high. The hill faces the huge tank. Architecturally they are not special. There is a 12th century three- shrine temple, the peak of which is broken. There is  manastambha  in the 17th century Chyannana temple.

CHANDRAGIRI AND JAIN BASTIS ( 10TH- 12TH C/ JAIN )

 There are 10 temples with a beautiful manastambha  on the Chandragiri hills. Chamundaraya temple dates back to the 10th century, is on par with the Panchakuta temple of Kadambanahalli and it reflects the southern style of Karnataka area. The outside walls are attached pillars only. The parapet and the tower have been engraved without the layer pattern. Since the jains did not adopt the developing Hoysala style and continued in original style as seen in the 12th century Parshvanatha temple, they are not lively temples here as in Belur and Halebid.