The four centuries (950 – 1346) of the Hosysalas who ruled from Karnataka
was a period of tremendous encouragement and progress for architecture
. The 100 and odd remarkable temples in the towns of Belur, Halebidu, Somanathapuram etc., belong to the Hoysala
era of Karnataka. Ramanujacharya, Madhva, Basavanna and such other Hindu thinkers lived during this time.
The Kakatiyaas were the vassals of the Chalukyas to begin with. But then they started doing it all by themselves from a small princely state of Warangal. When the Chalukyas began to lose their clout, the Kakatiyas snatched the opportunity and rose to more strength and power. Their reign was from 1083 through 1323.