Saturday, August 26, 2017

Chennakesava temple, Belur Hasan district, Karnataka

Chennakesava temple at Belur in Hasan district is yet another example of Hoysala architecture. Built around 12th century, Chenna Kesava means Handsome Keshava and it refers to  Lord Krishna.

This temple has a South Indian multi tiered Rajagopuram which is visible from a great distance .
The temple houses an idol of Vishnu and daily rituals and worship is conducted here.

The view of the temple as one enters the gopuram is splendid. there is huge flag post in front of the temple. There is also statue of Garuda , Vishnu's mount in front of the flag post.

The ornate work on stone is akin to Hoysaleshwara temple. The figurines on top of each pillar in front of the sanctum would leave one wonder struck as it depicts fine carvings with lot detailing done with ornaments. The guides in the temple give detailed description of each statue and one can carry cameras and shoot to ones's content.

This temple is just around 16 kms from Hoysaleshwara temple.
Timings- This temple opens its doors at 7 Am and remains open til evening with no break during lunch hours.


Fran Ellsworth said...

This is so great. Love what you share.

chitra said...

Thank you so much Frances.