Karnataka Temples

Popular temples of Karnataka

The predominant style of Karnataka Temples is the Dravidian art and sculpture. These ancient temples were built by the rulers of different dynasties who ruled this part of India. Chalukyas, Vijayanagar and Hoyasala are famous among them. Some of the best known temples in Karnataka were built by Hoysalas like Belur and Halebid temples. The outer and inner stone carvings and sculptures are intricate and beautiful, based on the images from Hindu epics. Anyone who enjoys the architectural beauty can really relax and take their own time going around the temples and marvelling at the splendid creations that stood the test of time.

Some of the best known temples in Karnataka were built by Hoysalas like Belur and Halebid temples. The outer and inner stone carvings and sculptures are intricate and beautiful, based on the images from Hindu epics. Anyone who enjoys the architectural beauty can really relax and take their own time going around the temples and marvelling at the splendid creations that stood the test of time.

Some of the common features of Karnataka temples are the architectural elements, such as, garbhagrihas, lofty gopurams, large images of Nandi bull and the presiding deities made of black stone.

Some of the popular temples of Karnataka


Kollur Mookambika Temple 
Belur Temple 
Halebid Temple 
Temples - Badami,Pattadakal and Aihole 
Murudeshwara Temple 
Udupi Srikrishna Temple 
Chennakesava Temple, Belur 
Ulsoor Someshwara Temple, Bangalore 
Shri Dharmasthala Temple 
Kukke Subrahmanya Temple 
Banashankari Temple, Bangalore 
Virupaksha Temple, Hampi 

(More will be added to this list)




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