Kedareshwara Temple Halebidu
Kedareshwara Temple Halebidu is dedicated to Lord Siva. Halebidu was known as Dwarasamudra as it had a huge lake, it was the capital of Hoysala Empire. Temple architecture is its attention to exquisite details and skilled craftsmanship. Temple sculptures replicate this emphasis on delicacy and craftsmanship in this focus on depicting feminine beauty, grace and physique. Temple walls depicts the scenes from the epics, the Mabharatha, Ramayana and the Bhagavata. Each of the stone layers is filled with figures of animals, gods and designs. It took more than 80 years to build this architecture.
This temple is under the maintenance of Archaeological Survey of India. Halebidu means old city. Temple complexes of Belur and Halebidu are proposed for UNESCO World Heritage sites recognition.
Kedareshwara Temple Halebidu History
Temple was built before Belur Chennakesava Temple construction in 1219 A.D using soapstone. Temple was constructed during the reign of the King Veera Ballala II (1173 AD – 1220 AD) and his queen Ketaladevi. Halebidu temple ran to the ground by the armies of Malik Kafur in 14th Century.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Archaeological museum Halebidu Timings
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Entry Fee: Rs.5
Free entry for children below 15 years of age.
How to reach Kedareshwara Temple Halebidu?
- Nearest International airport is at Mangalore which is 187 km away.
- Bengaluru International airport is 238 km away
- Nearest Railway station is at Hassan which is 30.2 km away
- From Hassan Temple is 30 km away. Direct bus to Hassan is available from all parts of Karnataka.
- 149 km from Mysore.
Places to visit
- Belur Chennakesava Temple is 30 min drive from this temple.
- Hoysaleswara Temple is 1 km away.
- Shravanabelagola is 85 km away.
Kedareshwara Temple Halebidu Gallery
Reference Link: Temple History