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The dance festival held in March at the magnificent Hoysala era temples at Belur and Halebid is a celebration of Indian culture and heritage. The splendid Hoysala temples with their sculptural extravaganza make the perfect venue for this cultural feast. Performing artistes from classical streams from across India participate in this one-day event. The hamlets of Belur and Halebid come alive with the reverberation of melody, jingle of the dancer’s moves and glitter of lamps in the months of March and April.

The temples were built on the orders of the Hoysala king to commemorate an important military victory in AD 1117 and are adorned with incredible stone carvings and sculptures depicting gods and scenes from the battle. The incredible temple complex was added to and embellished by successive rulers.