Elephants at the base of the temple - 900 years ago at Hoysaleswara Temple Halebidu
The base of the main temple has a frieze of rows of elephants in relief, and above that is a row of lions, and third frieze above has foliage, and this is surmounted by friezes of galloping horses, scenes of mythological episodes (from Ramayana, Mahabharata, etc)
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