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Mallikarjuna Temple at Basaralu

Basaralu is a small town near  Mandya, Karnataka, India. This is home to the Mallikarjuna temple built in Hoysala architecture style.

 

The 6 layered frieze over which the boldly executed sculptures are installed around the outer walls. All are done in soapstone.
Frieze at Basaralu
Hoysala crest- the hero fighting a lion- at the tower of the Mallikarjuna temple of Basaralu
Hoysala crest
A sub-shrine near the main shrine at Basaralu
A sub-shrine at Basaralu
Gajasurasamhara: Shiva dancing inside the skin of the slain elephant. Note the four legs, tail and the head of the elephant.
Gajasurasamhara
Road map to places near Somnathpur
Places Near Somnathpur
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Belur
Belur

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.

Jog Falls
Jog Falls

Lakshmidevi Temple at Doddagadavalli
Lakshmidevi Temple at Doddagadavalli

Moodabidri
Moodabidri

Doddagaddavalli : How to reach ?
Doddagaddavalli : How to reach ?

Hoysala Temples
Hoysala Temples

Karnataka
Karnataka

Thanks to its many hundreds of years of history & heritage the state's tourist map includes old capitals, forts, palaces, monuments and more. Also Karnataka is home to many wildlife sanctuaries, waterfalls and mountains.

Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebidu

Bucheswara temple at Koravangala
Bucheswara temple at Koravangala

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