Hoysaleshvara Temple, Halebid

Hoysaleshvara is a 12th century Hoysala temple in Halebid, the old Hoysala capital. The temple is laid out on a double plan, almost as if two temples were joined side to side (plan). Both shrines open to the east, and rest on the usual Hoysala star-shaped bases. There are no gopuras or towers.

The temple enshrines Shiva lingas, and many of the sculptures are Shaiva, although Vishnu images and themes are also present. The Nandi shown on this page is located in a pavilion facing the temple.