Halebid, located in Hassan district, Karnataka, India, is home to one of the greatest examples of Hoysala architecture. The Hoysaleswara temple has some very interesting motifs and is said have been built by Ketamalla, the commander of king Vishnu Vardhana. The pictures below were taken at the temple.
Shiva and Pārvatī
Intricate carvings showing a legend from Mahabharata where the warrior, Abhimanyu, enters the chakra vyuha
The Hindu Trinity - Brahmā, Vishnu, and Shiva
Ravana balancing the world
Motif depicting warriors
Frieze of animals, scenes from mythological episodes at the base of the temple