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The ceiling of the early Calukya temples of Aihole

1 – AIHOLE, 26 km from Hungund (KA) is one of the most important places in the art history of Karnataka. The city was known as Āryapura, Ayyavoḷe, and was an Agraharam (Brahmin quarter) during the Early Chalukya kingdom.
1 – AIHOLE, a 26 km da Hungund è uno dei luoghi più importanti della storia dell’arte del Karnataka. La città era conosciuta come Āryapura, Ayyavoḷe, ed era un Agraharam (quartiere dei Bramini) durante il regno Early Chalukya.

2 – Now Aihole is...

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Hoysala, incredible India

When naming the Hoysala dynasty, I always hear the beautiful temples of their capitals, but now you look at these photos and then answer: we are not facing a beauty like that of Belur and Halebiddu?
Quando si nomina la dinastia Hoysala io sento sempre citare i bellissimi templi delle loro capitali,

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The CHANDRAMOULESHWARA TEMPLE (Kalyani Chalukya, 12th century) in Unkal (KA) is central plan and Greek cross. The strange thing is that this type of temple is typical Jain, while this shrine is Hindu.

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India, wonderful reddis dynasty

Beautiful are the temples that the Reddis realized in Ghanpur (Ghampur, or Ghanapur), as well as in Palampet, during the Kakatya domination of Warangal, around 1250 AD.

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India, il tempio di Bhatkal

Bhatkal is a small town on the west coast of Karnataka, 35 km south of Honnavar, which boasts many historical remains. “Today its port serves mainly for fishing boats, but in the 1400 – 1500 AD it was a strong point of the Vijayanagar empire who needed good horses to maintain its military supremacy. Since Indian horses were of poor quality,

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