A sheer exhibition of Hindu scriptures moulded in life-like sculptures.
For artists, it is an art gallery left behind by the great creators for the reference of the generations to come... For a layman, it is a school to learn history through easy pictorial representation.
But....#The temple so excellent, the architecture so brilliant and the art so perfect meant nothing to the barbaric invaders.
The chopped off noses, hands and destroyed exterior tells us how thi#s beauty and devotion of hundreds of artists was #mercilessly blown off by those who came to loot and destroy a #culture, a #religion...
Once called ‘Dwarasamudra’ the Hoysala capital was sacked twice, by the marauding army of the Delhi Sultan, Ala-ud-din Khilji under the command of his famed General, Malik Kafur in the 14th century CE.
After this the Hoysalas deserted the capital which came to be known as Halebidu, meaning ‘Old Town’. All that survives of the glorious past are a few exquisitely carved temples.
This six feet high dvarapalas wearing jewelry on both sides of the doorways is sheer excellence of Hoysala architecture. Each has four hands (two broken, others damaged), wear jatamakuta, have third eye and fangs, and stand in S-shaped tribhanga pose.
In the Sanskrit language, there are 54 alphabets as opposed to the 26 in English. Each has masculine ( Shiva) and feminine (Shakti). 54 times 2 is 108.
The distance between the sun and the earth is 108 times the sun's diameter. Also, the distance between the moon and the earth is 108 times the moon's diameter. And hence the moon appears the same size as the sun during eclipse
In China, the taoists and the Buddhists use a 108 Bead mala known as Su-chu. This mala or sacred string has three dividing beads so that the string is divided into three parts, containing 36 beads each.
Evidence which says Indus valley people knew Stories related to god Krishna.
"A steatite (soapstone) tablet unearthed from Mohenjo-daro, Larkana district, Sindh depicting a young boy uprooting two trees from which are emerging two human figures is an......
.......interesting archaeological find for fixing dates associated with
Krishna. This image recalls the Yamalarjuna episode
of Bhagavata and Harivamsa Purana. In this image,
the young boy is undoubtedly Krishna, and the two human beings emerging from the trees....
......are the two cursed gandharvas, identified as Nalakubara and Manigriva. Dr. E.J.H. Mackay, who did the excavation
at Mohanjodaro, compares this image with the Yamalarjuna episode. Prof. V.S. Agrawal has also accepted this identification.
Tricks, words and tactics. Nowadays jihadists are writing #Vedas, #Upanishads and #Gita, their purpose is to misinterpret and defile the traditional #religion ... This is also an example of tactical #jihad.
To insult #Hinduism, the mullahs would misinterpret the Hindus with reference to the #Vedas.
It will be said that the Vedas speak of Hindus eating cows. In this way, they will contaminate the traditional religion with wrong information. Various groups, IDs, pages have been created on social media Facebook with the names of Hindu girls and boys.
The epigraphy reveals this to have been built by Queen Loka Mahadevi (originally named as Lokeswara) after the successful military campaigns of King Vikramaditya II against the #Pallavas (4th-9th centuries CE).
In ground plan it resembles the Kailasnatha #temple of Kanchipuram, citadel of the Pallavas, but in stone it is a realisation of the fully mature Early #Chalukyan architecture in all its glory.
A square garbha griha, with an ambulatory path surrounding it, is connected to the antarala. Two small shrines are laterally placed to the antarala, one for #Ganesha and the other for #Mahisasurmardini. Three porches from the east, north and south open up to an expansive mandapa.
🕉SOME OF THE #GREATEST WARRIORS FROM #ANCIENT INDIAN HISTORY.
🕉EVERY #INDIAN MUST KNOW ABOUT OUR ANCESTORS
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****warning: this is a long thread and well researched. Read-only if you can take out 7-10 mins of your precious time
•Meghanada was the main fighter who had definitive weapons of the three preeminent divine beings, for example, Brahmandastra of Lord Brahma, Vaishnavastra of Lord Vishnu and Pashupatastra of Lord Shiva.
•He crushed Indra, Indra's child Jayanta and different masses of divine beings (Adityas, Rudras, Sadhyas and Maruts) in a fight.
See the grandness of the #Hindu#temple of #India.
Look at every picture of the temple carefully, you will clearly see its grandness.
The stone used in the statues and roof of this temple is #basalt which is one of the toughest stones on #earth, it can be cut only by today's modern Diamond electron machine, at the rate of only 1 inch per hour.
Now you think how they have done such fine work on this stone 900 years ago. There is also an #idol of the #dancer who is wearing high heels. The most #amazing thing is that the roof of the temple has been done with such fine workmanship, which cannot be defined in words.