Vanity Killer

This is one of the gorgeous sculptures that grace the outer periphery of the temple at Hallebidu. Here is a statue of Bhima killing elephants from the infantry of the enemy. Although slow, elephants were known to be the strongest animals in the stable, the structure depicts a very popular Tamil phase vaaranam aaiyram, meaning…

Time Stands Still

The shiva temple in the ruined land of Halebidu is a fine reminder of the stunning architecture of the Hoysala dynasty.  The twin-temple is dedicated to Hoysaleswara and Santaleswara Shiva lingas, with two Nandi shrines outside. Local suggest that the two lingas, masculine and feminine was built as a mark of loyalty to the king…