Sculptures and carvings at Hoysaleswara

Sculptures and carvings at Hoysaleswara

The platform has some interesting motifs on its side. 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), and another row of yalis (a mythical animal), swans, etc, all intricately wrought.  The upper part of the Outer dividers portrays statues of Hindu Deities, for example, Shiva Parvati, Krishna, Vishnu, Varaha Rup, Narsimha, and so forth.

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