Halebid & Chikmagalur | South India

A beautiful place to visit and enjoy ancient sculptures….

The Vie Design

Shiva saw not sense in the transitory pleasures of life, so he rejected samsara, smeared his body with ash, closed his eyes and performed austerities.

– Kyle Tortora, Lotus Sculpture – 

Exterior-of-Hoysaleswara-temple,-Karnataka,-South-India

It was a beautiful, sunny day when I visited the magnificent Hoysaleswara Temple, located within the district of Karnataka in Southern India. Built in the 12th century, the temple had been dedicated to Lord Shiva – one of the most cherished Hindu gods to date. Instantly, the impeccable architecture took my breath away. I couldn’t help but ask myself, how did the human race seem to lose our mastery to create such ornate designs and elaborate panel reliefs at such a grand scale? It was a sight to behold and I did not want to leave.

Hindu-architecture-of-Hoysaleswara-Temple,-Karnataka,-South-India

Intricate-Hindu-architecture-at-Hoysaleswara-temple,-Karnataka,-South-India

Hoysaleswara-Temple-in-Belur,-Karnataka,-South-India

Hoysaleswara-Temple-in-Belur,-Karnataka-South-India

The intricacy of each and every sculpture that was etched into the walls and doorways of the temple told stories of dancing…

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Santosh Namby

A lover of Nature who loves photography and works as a Civil Servant, Santosh Namby Chandran has been a photographer for several years. Starting with a point and shoot 35mm film camera from canon to progressing to a film SLR and then a DSLR, his photographic journey has been a long one, filled with immense learning. Trained as an Ecologist and a Civil Servant, he merges his worlds and moves seamlessly though the corridors of power as well as overgrown jungles. An avid trekker and hiker, he has a penchant for shooting butterflies and birds...

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