Hosaholalu is 58.7km from Mysuru and 174km from Bengaluru,This taluk has a number of temples that were built under the rule of the Hoysala Empire between the 11th and 14th Century and is thus referred to as the ‘Motherland of Hoysala temples’. The Lakshmi Narayana temple is a prime example of this distinctive architectural style. A Trikuta (Having Three Sanctum Sanctorum) Hoysala temple, This is one of the best places to see the late Hoysala architecture in total peace without any hustle and bustle of the crowds and tourists.The atmosphere is very peaceful.Here the Central Vimana (Tower) having greatest emphasis.Built by Hoysala Ruler Veera Someswara around 1250 AD, this is one of the temples built in the southern regions of the empire during 13th Century.The hoysala dynasty’s contribution to the rich culture and heritage of this country is depicted here also. There is no gopuram in the main entrance , but welcomed by a beautiful Dwajasthambam.The temple can be termed as par excellence when it comes late Hoysala architecture. This is a three-celled temple and hence has three garbhagrihas, the main one containing the idol of Lakshminarayana and the North and South facing garbhagrihas have the deity’s of Sri Venu Gopala Swamy and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha respectively,intricate artwork and beautiful sculptures, the entire temple is built out of Soapstone and incorporates the typical Hoysala jagati.The navaranga is the first thing you’ll see when you enter the temple and has four beautiful lathe turned pillars dividing the hall into nine cells. Each pillar is beautifully carved with sculptures of young dancing girls in various graceful and elegant poses. Each cell has a unique design on the ceiling, The base, like all Hoysala temples has the six layers of decorative pattikas that comprise of swans, elephants, horse riders, leafy scrolls, various gods and goddesses and scenes from Hindu epics like the Ramayana and Mahabharatha