The Isha Temple in Arsikere town of the Hassan area in Karnataka state, India, dates to c. 1220 CE govern of Hoysala Empire. Arsikere is found 140 km north of the notable city of Mysore and 41 km east of Hassan city. The sanctuary, which is committed to the Hindu God Shiva, however humble in size and figure design, is viewed as the most complex one in engineering among surviving Hoysala landmarks due to its ground plan: a 16-point star-molded mantapa lobby, notwithstanding a deviated star-formed holy place, whose star focuses are of three unique composes.
The temple faces east as in all Hoysala developments, utilizes soapstone as its essential building material, and is an ekakuta altar single holy place or cella with two mantapas lobby, one open and one shut. Each of the three units are associated with shape a solidarity. The sanctum garbhagriha cherishes a linga, the widespread image of the Hindu god Shiva. The mantapa is the place the lovers accumulate.
The altar has a pinnacle superstructure or Shikhara which is unblemished, however the finial an enlivening water pot like structure called Kalasha is an ongoing substitution. The vestibule associates the place of worship to the shut mantapa and has its own particular pinnacle called Sukanasi. The expression "nose" is some of the time used to depict this pinnacle since it is a low distension of the fundamental pinnacle.