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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Hoysala Temples of Mosale

22nd April 2011


The village has a strange name “Mosale” meaning crocodile in Kannada. I don’t know why such a peculiar name exists for the village but more importantly it houses two great Hoysala Temples. These two twin Temples of Chennakeshava and Somehwara Temples are located in the same complex!!


As expected, there was not a soul present in the Temple complex. It was extremely silent evening there with only chirping of birds being heard. But unfortunately there were no people who could explain the details of these twin Temples. Most of my questions were unanswered. It was built sometime in 14th century was all I could get.


But we did spend a lot of time at the Temple examining its architecture and taking pictures.


How to reach Mosale:

From Hassan, take the road towards Hole Narasipura (Or also called as Mysore road). Travel on that road for 10km where you see a big board about Mosale Temples. Take a right turn here to enter into the village road. The Temple is about 2 km from the main road and you need to cross couple of villages before that. The road in front of the Temple is very narrow amidts houses and requires some skill in driving (if you are on a four wheeler).



This is my 200th post!! Thanks for all who have encouraged me to reach this milestone!!!!

13 comments:

Team G Square said...

Amazing temples and pics , visit to these temple are due from a long time .

sandeep said...

lovely pictures and very useful info - just like how i come to expect from ur blog :) and hearty congrats on ur 200th post. may u add many more to it.

Santosh said...

Just too good Aravind, you have explored lot of off-beat places and the info you have been providing is priceless!

Great buddy for the 200th post and hope to see more in the coming days!

and I'm very happy to say that you and your blog are a source of inspiration for me and my team!

Cheers!

ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

Nice one Aravind. As always the photos are very good. Must see this place. And congratulations on double century. Keep going.

The wild said...

Keep Exploring ,many more milestones to be achieved :)

Prashanth said...

beautiful photos, Aravind... and congrats on the double...

ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಭಟ್ಟ said...

exploring not so explored places! keep going.

R Niranjan Das said...

Lovely shots and great architecture.

www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

Aravind GJ said...

G Square,
Thanks. There are so many Hoysala Temples near Hassan and is very difficult to cover in one go!! Hence I have made it a point to see a few of them whenever I visit Hassan district!!

Sandeep, Santhosh, Rajesh, Arjun, Prashnath, Niranjan
Thanks for your comments.

Deguide said...

i believe some pics are not revealed, good landscape pictures Arvind, Hoysala heritage is spread far and wide in karnataka.

Sandeep.K.B said...

Amazing Photography...
HDR would have doubled the joy of viewing photos......

Aravind GJ said...

Deguide, Sandeep KB,
Thanks for your comments.

Deguide said...

Aravind congrats on your double century of posts, i too am heading towards the same.