The Hoysala Empire was a prominent South Indian empire that ruled most of the modern-day state of Karnataka between the 10th and 14th centuries. The Hoysala era was an important period in the development of art, architecture and religion in South India.
The capital city of Hoysalas was intially located in Belur and was then shifted to Halebidu. The temples at Belur-Halebidu forms a part of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The temples at Belur, Halebidu and Somanathpura are finest examples of Hoysala Architecture.
A closer look at the sculpting and detailing.
Inside the temple
Carvings on the superstructure over the shrine