BILIGIRI RANGANATHA TEMPLE

The Biligiri Rangan Hills, popularly called as the B.R.Hills in short, are situated near Mysore of Karnataka, and the place has an ancient temple dedicated to Ranganatha. ‘Biligiri’ in Kannada means ‘white hill’ and from the plains the hill range looks greyish, enveloped by white clouds. Surrounded by thick forests…

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BELUR CHENNAKESHAVA TEMPLE

Temples in South India have achieved marked excellencerecogni sed universally. The modern world, which places considerable importance on the achievements and benefits of technology, often finds it hard to comprehend the exemplary work that has gone into the making of beautiful temples and monuments by the sweat of the brow…

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THE SHIVA TEMPLE AT MAHAKUTA

The period starting from the 5th century till the 8th century A.D., witnessed a brisk temple building activity around Aihole, Badami and Pattadakal – all in the Bijapur district of Karnataka. The movement initiated several significant forms of temples, which later developed into characteristic Nagara and Dravidian styles. Of the…

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PATTADAKAL TEMPLES

On the left bank of Malaprabha river lies the world heritage centre of Pattadakal. Like Aihole and Badami, Pattadakal is noteworthy for its beautiful early Western Chalukyan temples. They belong to the time of Vikramaditya II (whose art loving queen Trailokyamahadevi reverently named the deity after herself). Pattadakal, or ‘Pattada…

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