Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hoysala temples of Mosale and Anekere

Posted below are some of the panoramic shots from the heritage sites Mosale and Anekere. 

The Nageshvara-Chennakeshava temple complex (also spelt Nagesvara and Chennakesava) is an elegant example of Hoysala architecture of the early 12th century. It is located in the village of Mosale, about 10 km from Hassan city, in Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. The temple was build in 1200 A.D. during the reign of Hoysala King Veera Ballala II. 

The twin temples - Nageshvara and Chennakeshava

Sri.Channakeshava Temple at Anekere, is beautifully restored under the able Guidance of Sri. Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Sri.Veerendra Hegde. The entrance of the temple is beautifully carved with pillars and place to sit. The temple is built in Hoysala style and has a big open space around the temple. On the top of the temple, one can find finely carved Kalasha which is unique in its style and is of the biggest in size.

Anekere Channakeshava Temple

(C) Srikanth Parthasarathy 2012


Narasim said...

The very first photograph of the two temples at Mosale is just excellent. It captures the scale with coconut trees very well.

Also the colour contrast with the angle of sunlight is most riveting.

It was my thought that you took a photograph of the Anekere temple from rear. Any reason that you did not post it? The front view is nice but misses the simple semi-finished elegance that is highlighted from the rear.

Manjunath Byadigere said...

Great photos Srik,

I like the third photo very much... It always catches my eye.

Vaishnavi said...

Love the second photograph with the tree