Temples of Karnataka
Renowned across the world for its amazing attractions, Karnataka is a wonderful destination of South India. Among its most famous attractions are the temples of Karnataka, which are famed for their architectural brilliance.
Temples of Karnataka speak volume about the glorious history and culture of the state. The exquisite craftsmanship of the bygone era will surely leave you spellbound. Most of the temples showcase Dravidian style of architecture. These temples are featured with Monolithic pillars and sculptural motifs.
Some of the most renowned temples of Karnataka include:
Chennakesava Temple at Hassan
Boasting of its amazing architecture, this famous temple of Karnataka dates back to the 12th century. Built during the reign of the well-known Hoysala Empire, this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Its exquisitely carved doorways and massive central pillars are the highlights, which reflect Nagara style of architecture.
Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebid
The temple is popularly known as the 'Supreme climax of Indian architecture'. Built in soapstone in the 12th century, it boasts of its carvings and sculptures.
Virupaksha Temple in Hampi
This ancient temple is a famous attraction of Karnataka that never fails to leave the visitors mesmerised. Built in the honour of Lord Shiva in the 7th century, this temple is high on architectural brilliance. It is known for the marriage celebration of Lord Shiva and Parvati, which is celebrated in December every year.
Achyuta Raya’s Temple at Hampi
A well-known destination of Hampi, this temple was built in 1534 AD. Its Vijayanagara style of architecture is worth-mentioning. Its amazing Prakaras are the highlights of the temple. The temple offers enchanting views of Matanga Hills.
Get mesmerized with the architectural beauty of Karnataka Temples!
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