Located about 10km from Hassan on the Hassan to Arsikere route, Koravangala has the 12th century The Bucesvara temple along the banks the lake.
Bucesvara temple : A great example of the Hoysala architecture. This is located in Koravangala near Hassan
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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.
Like in the history of many ancient kingdoms, to origin of the Hoysalas too are often narrated with a blend of myth and speculations.