Hoysaleswara Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Temple is also referred simply as the Halebidu Temple which was the 12th-century. It is located in the town of Halebidu, Karnataka, India. The Temple is also known as a former capital of the Hoysala Empire in the entire country. The Temple was built on the riverbank of a man-made lake and the King Vishnuvardhana of the former capital of the Hoysala Empire. The outer walls of this temple are been taken as an example of Hindu architecture.
The Temple Hoysaleswara entry has four porches with the main shrine(Murthy) faced on the east. And the entrance of the temple has a dancing Ganesha. The temple is known for having more than 240 intricate sculptures inside and also famous for its Garuda Sthamba. Which is a very rare pillar that has a history beeing the bodyguards of the king in olden days. On the death of the King, these bodyguards also committed suicide which relies on the bodyguard named Kuruva Lakshmi.
Hoysaleswara temple is situated 150 kms from Mysore city and 16 kms from Belur.
Nearest Transport to reach Hoysaleswara Temple:-
- Airport – Mangalore Airport which is 187 km away from the temple.
- Railway Station – Hassan Railway station which is 238 km away from the temple.