One of my favorite photographs. Shot in Somnathpura temple complex, this old scripture is in Old Kannada [Hale Kannada]. I like the lighting on the stone slab and how it is weathered with age.
The most famous of the Belur sculptures – Sala slaying the lion, after which Sala got the name Hoy-sala and in turn the empire got the name Hoysala. Hoy in old Kannada means to-slay. Source: [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoysala_Empire ]
During the Hoysala empire, some of the most beautiful temples were constructed in Karnataka – Belur and Halebeedu being the epitome of the lot.
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It was a quick stop in Belur temple complex enroute Balehonnur during one of the numerous monsoon drives this year, 2013.
This short video was taken to show how intricate and beautiful the carvings of Belur/Halebeedu are. If you found it interesting – Please share and like!
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Italy is the destination we chose for our Honeymoon. It was January and we knew weather would play a part. It was cold – but very manageable. Mornings used to be a pleasant one with the mild winter sun. We were more bothered about the night – was chilly and windy. Quite an experience it was.
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