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HOYSALA EMPIRE

4th November, 2021 Prelims

HOYSALA EMPIRE

 

Hoysala Empire

Details

Area of Rule

Karnataka and  Kaveri delta in present-day Tamil Nadu.

Time Period

Between the 10th and the 14thcenturies.

Preceded by

Western Chalukyas

Succeeded by

Vijaynagara Empire

Founder

Nripakama II/Sala

Most important ruler

Bittaga Vishnuvardhana. Annexed Chola province of Gangawadi.Defeated Chalukya Vikramaditya VI

Capital

Initially Belur. Later- Halebidu

Administration

Divided into provinces: Nadu, Vishaya, Kampana and Desha

Remarkable for

Art, Architecture, and Religion. Hoysala Architecture

Literature

Kannada and Sanskrit.

Important Temples

Chennakeshava Temple, Belur; the Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu; Chennakesava Temple

Architecture

Hybrid or vesara style

Learning Schools

Ghatikas

Religion

Jainism, Vaishnavism and Lingayatism

Contemporary Philosophers

Basava, Madhvacharya and Ramanuja in Karnataka

Rajaditya

Mathematician who wrote Vyavaharaganita and Lilavati  during Vishnuvardhana’s reign

Last Ruler

Veera Ballala III