|How to Reach:||Halebid is connected by bus to Belur (17km), Hassan (27km) and Bangalore (213km). Hassan is the nearest railway station.|
|Significance:||Dedicated to the deities of Hoysaleswara and Santaleswara.|
The Hoysaleshwara temple is regarded a masterpiece for the profusion splendid carvings and friezes. The temple walls are studded with richly sculptured friezes of naturalistic and fanciful animals and scenes from the epics of Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Intricate wall panels depicting Lord Shiva in the form of Nataraja and Lord Krishna holding up Mount Govardhan adorn the northern and southern sanctuaries.