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Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala Reach

The Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala Reach a Global Audience

Meera Iyer, an independent researcher, on the Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala Temples, that recently made to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

“Why is the south wind delayed? Why has it not set in yet? It has been stopped by filling the nostrils of the skulls of the enemies slain in King Vishnuvardhana’s expeditions of victory on the banks of the Kaveri.”

These lines are from a colourful 12th-century inscription that records the victory of the Hoysala king Vishnuvardhana over his Chol...

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