This brass memento was presented to Dr S.Srikanta Sastri during the diamond
jubillee celebrations of The Mythic Society, Bangalore in the year 1973. It depicts
the young boy (Hoysala) who is fighting with a ferocious Lion, ultimately killing it.
This act of heroism earns the boy his guru's blessings, with which he goes on to
establish an empire which would later come to be known after him-The Hoysala Dynasty. In fact, Dr S.Srikanta Sastri has written on the Temple Architecture of
the Hoysala Period in his landmark Monograph "Hoysala Vastushilpa".