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The Ruined City Halebidu or Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra. The regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century.

The Ruined City Halebidu or Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra. The regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century.

The Ruined City Halebidu or Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra. The regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. | Sarath Raj

The Ruined City Halebidu or Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra. The regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. | Sarath Raj

It has always been Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. However, what we see in this brilliant, intricate stone carving defies this, and has done that close to a thousand years ago. This picture has Brahma, Shiva and only then, Vishnu. The legend has it that the Hoysalas, great Vaishnavites were so magnanimous and respectful of Shivites that they always put the Shivites ahead of themselves when it came to respect and hospitality. This golden art is in Belur, off Hassan in Karnataka.

It has always been Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. However, what we see in this brilliant, intricate stone carving defies this, and has done that close to a thousand years ago. This picture has Brahma, Shiva and only then, Vishnu. The legend has it that the Hoysalas, great Vaishnavites were so magnanimous and respectful of Shivites that they always put the Shivites ahead of themselves when it came to respect and hospitality. This golden art is in Belur, off Hassan in Karnataka.

Govardhan Puja -  bullocks are worshipped in the morning, as Lord Krishna is remembered for protecting the cow-herders of Vrindavana by lifting Mount Govardhan to shelter and shield them.

Govardhan Puja - bullocks are worshipped in the morning, as Lord Krishna is remembered for protecting the cow-herders of Vrindavana by lifting Mount Govardhan to shelter and shield them.

Belur Travel - Visit Belur to know where stones tell a story. Halebid and Belur are the best examples of Hoysala architecture; its simple friezes and sculptures

Belur Travel - Visit Belur to know where stones tell a story. Halebid and Belur are the best examples of Hoysala architecture; its simple friezes and sculptures

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