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Friday, August 18, 2017
Hoysaleshwara temple rock carvings ..
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Images of rock carvings from Hoysaleshwara temple, Hassan, Karnataka.
Exquisite, par excellence !! (zoom in for the details).
Done during 1100 -1150 AD ..
This temple also has the famous pillars which have been exquisitely turned, (the turning process as on a lathe) .. But where on earth did they have turning / lathe technology 850 years back ? Simple marvellous and unexplainable ... Click here to watch a video on how the pillars have been turned ....
The necklaces are not one, but indeed two, so exquisitely carved out of rock with barely 3 mm gap between the two necklaces ..
Lot of unexplained developments, either the Hoysala sculptors were far more advanced than the most advanced CNC machines or robots of today or mankind has taken a lot from knowledge gained 900 years back.
Were it not for the destruction by the Muslim rulers and Mughal emperors,