THE TEMPLE AT MELKOTE

Melkote, the celebrated place of Sri Vaishnavites, is very near Mysore city on the road to the famous Jain shrine at Shravanabelagola. Picturesquely situated on the rocky hills of Yadugiri at a height of about 1200 metres above sea level and overlooking the Tirumalasagara and the Cauvery valley, it is…

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THE TEMPLE OF MAHADEVA ITAGI

Notable among the dynasties which have left their deep impression in South India is the Chalukyan dynasty which allowed diversity of religious sects, Buddhism, Jainism, Shaivism, etc., to influence art and archaeology, with the result that this region became an active centre of treat to architectural development. The Chalukyan style…

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HALEBIDU TEMPLES

Halebidu, meaning ‘Old camp’, the famous capital of the Hoysala line of kings between the 11th and 14th centuries, is very near Belur, and has developed into a famous tourist spot. It was founded in the 11th century before Belur came to prominence and was known as Dorasamudra, Dwarasamudra or…

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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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