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Check out the ornate arches with the lion head above the ferocious deity, the detailed etching of a skull on his crown, showing he's the god of destruction, Shiva. It's complemented by the pleasant gods and and goddesses celebrating next, including Krishna. The delicately carved hand, carrying cymbals, is damaged a little bit. This's just a one-thousandth part glimpse of the shrine's outer protion. Halebidu (previously called Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra) was the capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century, in India. It displays Hoysala architecture in the Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples and this is the former temple. It is located in Hassan District, Karnataka, India and was built by king Vishnuvardhana. For a better idea, visit India and check it out. Indian temples withstood the ravages of time to tell the tale of their transformation through traditions. Their evolution portrays the philosophical doctrines of the ruling dynasties. The blog on temple architecture as perceived by Prof Adam Hardy: *******adam-hardy.blogspot****/2009/12/lure-of-oriental-shrines.html If you wish to study the same technically, please visit: Postal Address: Welsh School of Architecture Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, UK CF10 3NB Telephone: 029 20875982 Fax: 029 20874926 **********/archi/hardya.php Special thanks to Yashaswini Sharma, M Phil/Ph D program at Welsh School of Architecture.
8 Jan 2011
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