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Religion in Stone

Worship through craftsmanship

Discover the worship of the Almighty through craftsmanship, at Belur and Halebid. Here, the sculptors and stone carvers of the ancient Hoysala kingdom built temples that show their joyous devotion through their creations.

All these temples, the interior and exterior walls are decorated with intricately carved deities, stylised motifs from nature and friezes depicting life during the reign of the Hoysalas.

For centuries, travellers have marvelled at the delicate intricacies of the carvings. And the ability of the sculptors to breath such exuberant life into unyielding stone.

Belur and Halebid. Discover how stone can sing under a sculptor's chisel.

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