Timeless Treasures: Hoysala Temples Join India's UNESCO World Heritage Legacy


UNESCO Recognition: The Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala, comprising the temples of Belur, Halebid, and Somnathpura in Karnataka, have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.

42nd UNESCO Site in India: This inclusion marks India's 42nd UNESCO World Heritage Site, highlighting the rich cultural and historical heritage of the country.

Nomination for 2022-2023: The Hoysala temples were India's official nomination for consideration as a World Heritage Site for the year 2022-2023.

UNESCO's Tentative List: The 'Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala' had been on UNESCO's Tentative List since April 15, 2014, making it a well-recognized candidate for this honor.

Belur Temple: The Chennakeshava Temple at Belur is the most extensive and intricate of the Hoysala temples. It's dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu and adorned with detailed carvings depicting various gods, goddesses, and scenes from Hindu mythology.

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