Virupaksha temple of Vesara school of temple architecture

Vesara school of temple architecture 

Vesara school of temple architecture is also known as Chalukya’s Karnataka style of temple architecture.

  • It is of around 7th to 8th century AD. Vesara style is mixture of Nagara and Dravidian style.
  • Carving on exterior wall, which shows blending of both style.
  • Integrated carving on pillar, ceiling and door plains.
  • Use of antral (Nagara style) to Jain mandap and viman.
  • E.g. Virupaksha temple (Pattadakal).

Virupaksha temple at Pattadakalin which is example of Vesara school of temple architecture.

Hoysala School of art

  • Hoysala school of art flourished around 1050 to 1300 AD.
  • it founded near Mysore Karnataka.
  • star shape ground plan is its unique feature.
  • Multiple shrine deities are there.Star shape deity style of Hoysala school of art
  • Every shrine have equal importance and power.
  • Use of Jagati prevail here which is a upraised platform.
  • walls are of zigzag form.
  • Temple pillars are look like monolithic but they are not monolithic.
  • It have best carving on God’s jewellery.
  • E.g. Chenna Keshav temple at Belur and Hoysaleswara temple at Helevied.

Chennakeshav temple belur which is example of Hoysala school of art

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