Hoysala, Hoysāla: 2 definitions


Hoysala means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

India history and geography

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Architecture (1): Early and Classical Architecture (h)

Hoysāla Temples—The kings of the Hoysāla dynasty, who ruled over south Karnataka and for some time over parts of Tamil Nadu as well, contributed immensely to temple art and architecture. Their very unique star-shaped temples, mostly built of soft soap stone, are profusely decorated with hundreds of minute sculptures. The most important Hoysāla temples are at Belur (constructed in 1117), Halebid (its construction commenced in 1118) and Somanathapura (13th century).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Hoysaḷa (ಹೊಯ್ಸಳ):—[noun] = ಹೊಯಿಸಳ [hoyisala].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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