Sunday, August 19, 2007

Halebidu and Belur Temples

Halebidu Temple
Originally uploaded by vaishalee

Few weeks ago, we been to Shravanabelagola, Belur and Halebidu. I specially liked Halebidu temple. The stone work there is so intricate and beautiful, that this temple has been described as an outstanding example of Hindu architecture and as the 'supreme climax of Indian architecture'..

Too bad that the temple was sacked and looted by Muslim invaders from northern India.



I have been there at least 6 times. And everytime I feel the same thrill. Never fails to amaze me!

Mridul said...

same with temples in rajasthan ... you feel sad when you see the systematic vandalism

Tiny Seal said...

Very beautiful! This is so much more intricate artwork compared to broken stumps of Greek statues i saw in Metropolitan Museum in New York :-)Wonder if any other culture has such attention to detail, excluding Japanese and Chinese heritage.

Arunima said...

Not been to many places within Karnataka. Need to go. Have heard and read a lot about these places.