Halebidu Temple


Certainly,there is provision for devotees to stay in Belur Math during any part of the year. But during festivals there is huge inrush of devotees for staying in Belur Math ,so it is advisable to contact Math authority before 12 months of tentative staying.

Who built Halebidu temple?

Hoysaleswara temple, also referred simply as the Halebidu temple, is a 12th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Hoysaleswara Temple.
Hoysalesvara Temple
Creator Ketamalla, Hoysala Vishnuvardhana
Completed 12th-century
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Why is Halebid famous?

Halebid was the imperial capital of the great Hoysala Empire during the 12th and 13th century and is now home to the distinguished Hoyaleswara and Kedareshwara temples. It is also famous for its sculptures and panels designed in the prominent Hoysala style.

Which is better Belur or Halebid?

Belur is known for having some of the most intricate carvings in India. Out of the 92 Hoysala temples in Karnataka, Belur is the best. This temple isn’t just about worship but is about culture. Some parts are more for dancing and the sculptures are of dancers, while on the other side it’s stories from the epics.

What is special about Belur Halebidu?

Belur is very famous for its hoysala architecture temple. This is counted among the best stone arts in the world. Belur was previously called velapuri and halebidu was previously called dwarasamudra and these were at their peak of development during hoysala ruler vishnuvardhana`s rule.

Which stone is used in Halebidu?

The Belur and Halebid temples are cut from the soft stone called chloritic schist. It allowed for very fine detailing, evident in the intricately carved temple walls. The tradition of ivory and sandalwood handwork is reflected in the sculptures of these temples.

Who destroyed Belur temple?

The Hoysala Empire and its capital was invaded, plundered and destroyed in the early 14th century by Malik Kafur, a commander of the Delhi Sultanate ruler Alauddin Khalji. Belur and Halebidu became the target of plunder and destruction in 1326 CE by another Delhi Sultanate army.

Why is it called Hoysala?

The word strike translates to hoy in Old Kannada, hence the name ‘Hoy-sala’. The legend purporting to show how Sala became the founder of the Hoysala dynasty is shown in the Belur inscription of the Hoysala king Vishnuvardhana, dated c.

Who is the founder of Hoysala?

Hoysalas ruled the regions of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu for more than three centuries. Sala was the founder of Hoysala dynasty.

What is the old name of Halebidu?

Halebeedu (formerly known as Dwarasamudra) was the ancient capital of the Hoysalas just 17 km away from Belur. The Hoysala dynasty ruled over much of South India for close to 200 years and during this time they built spectacular temples; both Hindu as well as Jain.


The temple town’s souvenir specialities are stuff made of metals. You can find a number of metal lamps, bells and Panchaloka divinity statues. You can buy terracotta ware in the souvenir shops outside the temple.


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