Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Our World- A Temple with 108 Pillars

 Last weekend I had gone on a trip to Hassan with friends. We visited some amazing temples there. The most striking was the 900 year old temple at Belavadi, which has 108 pillars of soapstone. The idol of Krishna in the sanctum sanctorum is the most beautiful image I have seen.
 The gardens outside are well kept. The priest offered us rice with yogurt, which we thankfully accepted.
 Like all ancient Hoysala temples, this one had stone elephants guarding the main door.
This is my contribution to Our World Tuesday.

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