The mere mention of Hassan resonates with the names of Belur-Halebeed and Sravanabelagola. The temples at Belur & Halebeed are the mute testimony to the highest peak of Sculpting skills, that man has ever achieved.
The main tower at Sri Hasanamba has been newly constructed in Dravidian style. There are three major temples on the premises of this temple dedicated to Darbar Ganapati, Hasanamba and Siddeshwara. Another prominent attraction here is the shrine dedicated to Kallappa. The three idols installed here are said to be of three thieves, who had allegedly come to steal the idol of the presiding deity, Sri Hasanamba, and earned her wrath.Read more
Shravanabelagola is situated about 150 km northwest of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. The town has been a prominent centre for Jain art, architecture, religion and culture for over two millennia. About two thousand years ago, Bhagawan Bhadrabahu, the earliest among the great Jain Acharyas came to Shravanabelagola from Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, with his disciples.Read more
Hoysala king Vinayaditya had made Belur as the capital during his regime. This place was known as Velapuri for about five decades from 1045 to 1098 A.D. Later, Vishnuvardhana, the grandson of Vinayaditya, who ascended the throne, shifted the capital to Halebid. After defeating the Cholas in the Talakad war in 1117, Vishnuvardhana got an idol of Vijaya Narayana consecrated to commemorate the victory.Read more
A place which had attained the peak of glory and fame as the capital of Hoysalas, Halebid was earlier known as Dwarasamudra because the Yadavas of Dwaraka had come and settled here, according to Puranic sources. Later, Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala dynasty made this place as his capital. Remnants of the castles and palaces of Hoysala period are still found in and around this place.Read more
A dam has been constructed across Hemavati River, an important tributary of the Kaveri. The dam is located at Gorur, near Hassan in Karnataka. Built in 1979, the reservoir has been providing water for drinking and irrigation purposes for the people of Hassan district.Read more
Hassan is a district with several splendid tourist destinations. Sakaleshpur, which is one of the most prominent taluk headquarters of Hassan district, is rich with many picnic spots and popular tourist places adorned with picturesque natural sceneries and structures of exquisite art and architecture. The region is endowed with dense forests, hills, rivers, waterfalls, streams and valleys that attract the attention of connoisseurs of beauty and nature.Read more