Halebidu Hoysalesvara Temple Hassan tourism Karnataka tourism Temples of Karnataka Hoysala temple

Halebidu Hoysalesvara Temple Hassan tourism Karnataka tourism Temples of Karnataka Hoysala temple


welcome to Halebidu my name is Rangaswamy, i am the tourism Department licensed Guide this is a Hoysala temple Hoysalas have built 92 temples across Karnataka among them famous ones are Belur, Halebidu and Somanathapura temple these are very famous Vishnuwardhana was the main King, he constructed the Belur temple this was built by his minister his name was KetuMalla he was a Shiva devotee, in memory of King and Queen he built this temple. there are two shiva lingas, one is in Kings name and one is in Queens side Santhaleshwara is Queens name and Hoysaleshwara is the KIngs name within one temple there are two temples, this is a twin temple in Sanskrit this is known as dwikuta Hoysala temples are made as made as Kutas Belur is known as Ekakuta which means a single temple, this is double temple somanathapura is trikuta, its three temples within one this way hoysalas have made kutas this temple construction was started in 1121 Belur was in 1117 there is four years difference between both but Belur is single temple and was completed in 103 years but this is double temple and they worked for 190 years on this but work is not complete as you can see here see the corner work is not finished, when the temple work was going on Mallik Khafur had attacked this temple Allauhdin Khilji his General came and attacked this temple twice once in 1310 and next in 1326 then they destroyed this temple and the palace which was here see all this was damaged they had two intentions. one they were Muslims they did not want Hindu temple to exist , the other reason was back then they used to keep money and jewelry in temple,not in bank. so to loot that wealth they used to keep gold underneath the statues when installing the statue they used to keep Gold coins underneath it with an intention of plundering and taking away the wealth they attacked and plundered the place, they even destroyed his village hence it was known as Haala da bidu (The spoilt house) later came to be known as Halebidu what was its known before? It was known as Dwarasamudhra or Dwaraka nagara this was the capital of Hoysalas there is a lake here, now there is no water in it. when it fills it appears like a sea its almost 800 acers that was at the doorway of the village, the sea so both together Dwara (Doorway) Samaudhra (Sea) became the name of the village later Haala da bidu (The spoilt house) became Halebidu See this temples eastern side there are 11 lines first is the elephants line second row is of the lion, third is flower climbers fourth is the horses, these four are important part of this temple first is the elephants, the animal that carries the maximum weight is elephant this temples weight is being carried by the elephant, indicating such they have carved the elephants there this stone is chalk/ Soap stone this is found here as well as in Tumkur District’s Turuvekere area, they got this stone from there to get it here they did not have lorry or crane only with the help of Elephants it was got here as a mark of gratitude for it, they have carved the elephants around this temple there are 1248 elephants it doubles 1-2-4-8 but none of them are similar notice there is movement in the elephants and for a King it is said that he should have all these four qualities in him Elephant is a symbol of strength lion symbolizes courage flower climbers symbolize decoration horse symbolizes quickness this shows that a King should have all these four qualities this is the story of Samudra Mantana Ksheera sagara Mantana see here Rakhsasas churned the ocean holding the head side the Gods churned the ocean holding the tail side Vasuki snake was used as a rope making a churner out of Mandara Mountains, they are churning the milk of Ocean to get the Amrutha(The drink to achieve immortality ) when churning they did not have support of this mountain as it started sinking, Vishnu took the second Avatar(Form) of turtle or kurma and lifts the mountain turtle here the statues are damaged this animal is known as Makara it is an imaginary animal they combined 7 animals to make one animal seven animals have been joined it is an imaginary animal its name is makara, see it has a pig’s body, lions legs crocodile mouth elephants trunk cow ears monkey eyes peacock tail this way 7 animal body has been joined the sign marka it is that animal above that is Brahmas vehicle swan above that is the musicians and dancers above that is love positions In our life there are four elements. this is Dharma is represented in these four rows these are the meanings Kama is a part of our life above that is Moksha, symbolized by ventilation Moksha or absence of everything for the purpose of light and ventilation inside this temple, that ventilation has been created see all 11 lines across this temple are same this is a moral story of liquor see even in 12th century they used to brew liquor local liquor, there are three trees from which liquor was make this is Baine-mara or Fish-Tail Palm tree eechala mara or Phoenix sylvestris tree and coconut tree they have collect the liquor and kept it in a pot the moral story is that the Guru of the Rakshasas Sukracharya he is a sadhu, those who do not drink liquor were known as sadhu see here is a crow sitting on the pot this is the crow this crow is drinking drop by drop a little if we drink liquor our mind starts floating like the crow if you drink fully, here you can see a snake, those who drink fully their thoughts and actions become piousness like the snake this is applicable not only for liquor but human should not indulge in excess in anything, too much is too bad So those who do not consume liquor is Sadhu even if one drinks little then his thoughts start floating like the crow oh that means even we are sadhus now many drink they compare this and sadhu in Sanskrit there is a saying that anything excess is poisonous if you consume excess of amrutha even that will become poisonous this is the moral story they have depicted here, that nothing show be indulged in excessively it will become poisonous for 190 years work was done to construct this temple but work is not finished first how they used to work, there would be a plan such plain stone were got they would make pieces of these stones and then arrange then step by step they would arrange one piece like this see the sketch they have made, a draft of what is to be made see here the work has started after the work is finished, this is the final look by then the attack happened and the work was stopped see here they have arranged the stone here till here work needs to be done, indicating this is the line. this is the rough sketch by then the attack happened and the work was stopped due to attack it was damaged as well as local people have also damaged the temple before independence there was no security at this place local people used to come here and see what they have done they have made groves in the stone to play, they had damaged all this even now if you pull this it will break this is soap stone, it is soft so easily gets damaged that is why the board has been put that not to touch these carvings in order to maintain the place here inside there are two Shiva lingas Shivas vehicle Nandi also there are two this is one and there is another In India there are thousands of such Nandis, among them seven were measured for their height and Size by Archaeology Department. In India First biggest is at Lepakshi in Andhara Pradesh. Second is in Tanjavur Tamil Nadu third is the one at Mysore Chamundi Hills fourth is at Bangalores Basavanagudi Bull Temple is fifth is at Rameshwaram Tamil Nadu sixth one is the one there and this is the seventh biggest, that is 9 feet tall, carved out of a single stone this is 8 feet tall and also carved out of a single stone in height this is seventh but in decoration this is first in India decoration- see this is the flower chain see the necklaces, see the bell chains big as well as small ones see in stone they have made a crown you can see the veins in its face notice the mirror kind of polish, you can see the reflection it has been 900 years since this temple was built but still the mirror kind of polish is intact here you can see the folds and wrinkles of the skin, this looks natural This is the Queens temple, so they have compare the girl to decoration, sringara(ornamental beauty) this Nandi too has been decorated that is Kings Nandi, so the height has been increased by one feet this Nandis decoration is very beautiful, here local people muslims have written Mohammed Khan written in Urdu up there H L has also been written as security was not there, our own people have spoilt it that is why every where these barricades have been placed and maintained there is the shiva linga, Shantaleshwara, Queens name only one priest is there there are two shiva lingas there for Hoysaleswara also he does the pooje this temple is of Hoysalas and has three parts in it where the shiva linga is kept that is the Garbhagudi one, second is the prayer or the place from where you view god(Darshana Mantapa) this is Navaranga or the Dancing stage Queen Shantala Devi used to do Bharatanatyam through her dance she used to worship god the dancers you can see here, known as Shilabalike and madarikas 84 statues as such were there in this temple out of which only 14 are here remaining 70 was removed and taken away by the British during their rule in India as you can see each pillar had four statues 70 good ones they took away, remaining 14 are damaged see here the hands are broken there the head is broken, in this both hands and legs are broken only these 14 destroyed ones are here those 70 statues you can see them at London at Albert and Victoria Museum here remaining are the gaps inside this temple there are 108 pillars 108 pillars but each one is different this is Shiva temple, shiva nataraja used to dance in 108 ways so 108 pillars these pillars are five piece joints first is this the peeta, second is from here to there, that is the Kamba that round part is Kumba, fourth is Katti Katti means the waist part next it the weight holder, the temples weight is resting on that part five piece is joined together, in Sanskrit it is knkown as Panchashilastamba Means five piece joint, then they did not use cement work they used to make a hole in between the stone from up the way we fit a bulb they would fit the stone and lock it interlock system, the whole temple can be dismantled and joined back together it can be refitted, just like the holes here, those statues can be removed but government, it can be removed, there is cement plastering that is it this can be removed too, see here how it is removed but temple cement plasting work has been done, where there are gaps it has been filled here you can see that the work is not complete it is not complete they have made the sketch here, because attack happened when inside work of temple was going on that is why belur temple inside it it beautiful and Halebidu temple is beautiful outside that is why the saying, that see belurs inside and Halebidus outside beauty more story is outside so there is nothing much special inside this temple no much, not like Belur, inside belur its beautiful this temple was constructed by a minister he collected donation and from it he constructed this temple this is the inscription of the donation received this is in two languages above it is written in Sanskrit, here is Olden Kannada inscription of Donation this carving is 900 yrs olden as it is soapstone, inscriptions are getting erased this is also known as shilasashana in this i had told you there are two temples, in that that side is one temple this side is another temple previously both were separate, when it was joined inside this there is nothing, this is just a store there was a statue in it but was taken away since it is dark now, it has been used as a store. Which statue was here? even we do not know, as long ago these statues were taken away

16 thoughts on “Halebidu Hoysalesvara Temple Hassan tourism Karnataka tourism Temples of Karnataka Hoysala temple

  1. ಈ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನದ ಶಿಲ್ಪಕಲೆ ಅದ್ಬುತ ಹೊಯ್ಸಳರ ಆಡಳಿತ ಅಮೋಘ ಇದನ್ನು ನಮಗೆ ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತ ಪಡಿಸಿದ ಸುದೀಶ್ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಹೃದಯಪೂರ್ವಕ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು

  2. Sir dis will be d best video ever of halebidu sir… I was waiting for dis frm many days.. Actually am half way of video not able to stop me frm commenting in d middle.. Hats off sudeesh sir..

  3. Wow Hatts off to the great archeologist who explained in detail great now for him…🙇🙇
    And thank s for wonderful coverage expectations going up on your video which is more informative and keep awareness of our culture,tradition …🙇🙇💐

  4. 10:05 duration, I found stolen madanika or mudrikas in british musium, here is the link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ts2Pl2JWyA

    in the link video at @ 7:45

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