A Study on Culture of Hoysala Reflect of The Society


The Hoysala Empire was a prominent Southern Indian Kannadiga empire that ruled most of the modern-day state of Karnataka between the 10th and the 14th centuries. The Hoysalas are remembered for their patronage to arts along with their exploits on the battlefield – a baffling 1500 temples built in 958 centers, of which the two famous ones are Belur and Halebidu which were the capital cities of the dynasty. However, hardly a 100 survive today. Well known temples which exhibit an amazing display of sculptural exuberance include the Chennakesava Temple at Belur, the Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebidu, and the Chennakesava Temple at Somanathapura. Religion and culture always exist in a close relation. Together with aesthetics and ethics,religion constitutes culture. As ethnicity becomes part of the related concepts, the relation with religion needs explanation. Hoysala is the kingdom of wilderness, a free state of liberty, choice and inventiveness. A place calm, cool and tranquil where peace  pervades in all walks of life, seeking to solicit creativity, vision and imagination. Halebid Belur and Talakad temples sculpture appears to murmur in artistic style in the form of music, dance, sports, love, beauty, war and sacrifices embellished on enormous figurines, and motifs. Cast a glance, you behold the scene of gods of creation.

Keywords: Hoysala Empire, Religions, Cultural, Architectural

Mr. Vishwanath M Ainapur

Asst. Teacher
Govt. Kannada Higher Primary School Raibag
Email : vishwaainapur775@mail.com



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