Hoysala Art and Architecture


First Online: September 17, 2000
Last Updated: January 01, 2015

The Royal Emblem of Hoysala Kings

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Hoysala Art
An introduction to Hoysala art and architecture.
Hoysala Dynasty
A brief note on the Hoysala dynasty that ruled parts of South India from 1000 A.D. to 1346 A.D. Includes discussion of their legacy in Indian art.
Hoysala Temples of Belur
Kamat writes that the temples of Belur exhibit a joyous exuberance of fancy, scorning mechanical refrain. "All that is wild in human faith or warm in feelings is found portrayed in these temples".
Amriteswara  TempleAmriteshwara Temple
All the Hindu mythologies come alive in this lesser known Hoysala temple of Tarikere town.

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