Bangalore Temples 2005


I spent in Bangalore one month inNovember 2005 .


I also got the chance to visit some impressive temples in the environment of Bangalore


Bangalore Temples 2005.. 1

Belur and Halebid. 1

Hampi 3




Belur and Halebid


The he Hoysala dynasty ruled between 1000 A.D. to 1346 A.D.

They produced a highly sophisticated sculpturing.





A priest.



Female dancers are often the eye-catcher in the countless figures.



Each of the main gods has itís own vehicle. Shiva uses a bull to travel around. In front of each Shiva temple the associated vehicle is parked.





Group of Monuments at Hampi - UNESCO World Heritage Centre


HAMPI, the seat of the famed VIJAYANAGARA empire (13th to 16th century). The destruction of Vijayanagar by marauding Moghul invaders was sudden, shocking and absolute. They reduced the city to ruins amid scenes of savage massacre and horrors beggaring description.



one of several temple complexes




Main streetof Hampi with modern building temple in foreground and



Reuse ofold temples for living




Temple relief shows high level of sculpturing.



Vithala Temple Complex. Cheering children if a tourist takes a photo of them.