Ishwara (Chandramouleswara) temple, Arasikere, Karnataka is located 44 km north of Hassan.
Built in 1220 CE, this Hoysala temple is unique with its complex architectural plan and execution.
A 16 pointed star-shaped Mukha mantapa, with a large span and heavily ornamented ceiling panel and lathe-turned carved pillars, is an unusual deviation from standard Hoysala designs.
The Mahamantapa has lathe turned decorated pillars, exquisitely carved walls and ornamented (Navaranga) ceiling panels.
The Shikhara is in typical Hoysala style and intact.
An amazing creation indeed!
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