Located about 10km from Hassan on the Hassan to Arsikere route, Koravangala has the 12th century The Bucesvara temple along the banks the lake.

A great example of the Hoysala architecture.
Bucesvara temple , Koravangala

Bucesvara temple : A great example of the Hoysala architecture. This is located in Koravangala near Hassan

See Also : Koravangala

A great example of the Hoysala architecture.
Bucesvara temple , Koravangala
The richly carved elephant balustrades on the porch to the main shrine at Koravangala
Elephants at Korvangala
The road that built on a bund that takes you to Koravangala village
road-to-koravangala
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Shimoga
Shimoga

Nuggehalli
Nuggehalli

Shivanasamudram
Shivanasamudram

Soapstone sculptures
Soapstone sculptures

The beauty of the Hoysala templs , particularly its intricate carvings owes a lot to one material - Soapstone. Unlike granite, sandstone and marble used in the construction of most of India's ancient monuments, soapstone is softer with some peculiar properties that set it apar from the former materials. To give you an idea , the softer version of the soapstone can be carved even with your finger nail.

Tipu Sultan's Palace
Tipu Sultan's Palace

Hoysala
Hoysala

Like in the history of many ancient kingdoms, to origin of the Hoysalas too are often narrated with a blend of myth and speculations.

Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebidu

Belur
Belur

Hoysala Maps
Hoysala Maps

Mosale
Mosale

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