The origin of the Hoysalas is a matter of much interesting speculation and controversy. Like their distinguished contemporaries, the Seunas, the Hoysalas too claim their descent from Yadu (Lunar Dynasty) and call themselves the Yadavas. The conventional titles like, "Yadavanarayana", "Yadavakutambrad-yumani" and "Dvaravatipura-varadhisvara" are common to both the Seunas and the Hoysalas. These details are compiled from internet and by various sources by the Blogger over the years.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Catteshwara Temple (1200 A.D), Catacatti Halli, Belur Taluk, Hassan District.

This village 4 km of northeast of Halebedu is a Trikootachala (a triplet of sanctums) of Catteshwara. One Cattaiah Perumale constructed this. The linga in this temple is known as Cattleshwara Linga. In a sanctuary situated in front of this 6 ft high idol of Sun God is found installed. In-between these two sanctums there are other sanctums containing the idols of Harihara. On the outer surface of the walls there are no special sculptural features. Yet the outlook is beautiful. The temple has become weak and is beginning to crack.

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