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NEWS IMPULSE – HOYSALA LAKSHMI DEVI TEMPLE| 30 NOVEMBER

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Why in News ?

The idol of Mahakali at Mahalakshmi temple of the Hoysala era at Doddagaddavalli in the taluk has been fixed by experts, which was damaged recently.

About the Hoysala Temple Architecture:

• It is the largest monument in Halebidu, a town in the state of Karnataka, India and the former capital of the Hoysala Empire.

• The temple was built on the banks of a large man-made lake, and sponsored by King Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala Empire.

• temple does not stand on a jagati (platform), a feature which became popular in later Hoysala temples.

• The temple is a Chatuskuta construction (4 shrine and tower) and thetowers are in Kadamba nagara style.

• The mantapa is open and square, the reason for the square plan is the presence of shrines on all four sides of the mantap

SOURCE- THE HINDU

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