Located on the banks of Tunga River, Sringeri is the place where Adi Shankara eastablished the first maṭha in 8th century CE. The ob-round shaped Vidyashankara temple (1342 AD) is a visually thrilling architectural design.

 

 

Vidyashankara temple at Sringeri
Vidyashankara templeSringeri

Vidyashankara temple at Sringeri

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Vidyashankara temple at Sringeri
Vidyashankara templeSringeri
The fluted walls of the Dasavatara theme on the outer walls of Vidyashankara temple at Sringeri
The fluted walls of the Dasavatara theme on the outer walls of Vidyashankara temple at Sringeri
Dasavatara theme on the walls of the Dasavatara theme on the outer walls of Vidyashankara temple at Sringeri
Dasavatara-Vidyashankara temple-Sringeri
Bull at Sringeri temple.
Bull at Sringeri
Mythical themes on the outer walls of Vidyashankara temple at Sringeri
Mythical Panels at Vidyashankara temple-Sringeri
Sringeri town
Sringeri town
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Bucheswara temple at Koravangala
Bucheswara temple at Koravangala

Chennakeshava Temple at Haranahalli
Chennakeshava Temple at Haranahalli

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

Koravangala
Koravangala

Doddagaddavalli
Doddagaddavalli

Shivanasamudram
Shivanasamudram

World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site

The list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

Popular Hoysala Temples
Popular Hoysala Temples

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