Sri.Channakeshava Temple

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Nice Belur the picturesque small town set elegantly on the banks of the river Yagachi amid lush gardens surrounding was previously known under the name of Velapuri. He has been chosen as the capital of the Hoysalas, after the looting and the destruction of their capital to Dwarasamudra (Halebid), by the New Delhi Sultans. The Hoysalas ruled this region between 44 th and 13 th centuries. They were great patrons of art and architecture and mounted a number of beautiful shrines during their 300 years resume with. The temples and monuments to Belur are indeed the best creations of Hoysala empire, illustrating their amazing architecture and sculptures in full glory Belur was highly revered for its magnificent shrines and are known under the name of "vaikunta modern (the sky) of the earthe".

The Chennakesava Temple is originally called as Vijayanarayana Temple was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, by the Hoysala Empire King Vishnuvardhana. Belur, which was an early Hoysala capital is in the Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. It is 40 km from Hassan city and 220 km from Bangalore. Chennakesava (lit, "handsome Kesava") is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Belur is well known for its marvelous temples built during the rule of the Hoysala dynasty, making it and nearby Halebidu favored tourist destinations in Karnataka state. These temple complexes have been proposed to be listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 

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Karnataka
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Chickmagalur
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Bellur
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