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Posts tagged “Hoysala Empire

Temple Twilight

“..your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams..”

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Our day began in Mysore.
Seductive mangos had waylaid us along the journey.
By lunchtime, Halebidu was being explored.
And now, at dusk, we were in another city and another temple.
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The Chennakesava temple of Belur was built by the same Hoysala kings who constructed the temples in Halebidu.

We arrived as the sun was starting to set.
The perfect time to sit peacefully and observe a temple, its artefacts and its people:

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Until finally we slipped away into the night.

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