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The Hoysala architectural style is known for its artistic brilliance and stands as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the Hoysala dynasty in Southern India. Comment.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1. The Hoysala architectural style is known for its artistic brilliance and stands as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the Hoysala dynasty in Southern India. Comment. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The Hoysala temples at Belur, Halebidu and Somanathapur in Karnataka were declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites on September 18 in a move that will bring global recognition with prospects of increase in international tourism to these places.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the features of Hoysala architectural style and its significance.

Directive word: 

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context.

Body:

First, write about the features of Hoysala architectural style – star-shaped platforms, triangular vimanas with staggered pyramidal structures, intricate carvings portraying various themes, a strong horizontal emphasis, lathe-turned pillars etc.

Next, write about the significance of the above.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.