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Karnataka >> Belur

Belur


Location
40 kms from Hassan
Temperature
38 c Summer/ 22 c Winter
Latitude : 15.850000    Longitude : 75.800000

Language : Kannada,Hindi,English
The erstwhile capital of the Hoysalas, Belur's claim to fame is its magnificent temple complex. The Hoysalas were prolific temple builders and their reign led to a profusion of beautiful temples in and around Belur. Along with Halebid, the temples of Belur represent the architectural dexterity of the Hoysala craftsmen.
Chennakeswara Temple
Chennakeswara Temple - Lord Vishnu Temple
The Chennakesava Temple originally called Vijayanarayana Temple was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, an early capital of the Hoysala Empire. Belur is 40 km from Hassan city and 220 km from Bangalore, in Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. Chennakesava means "handsome Kesava". Belur is well-known for its marvelous temples built during the rule of Hoysala dynasty. Belur along with near by Halebidu is also one of the most favored tourist destinations in Karnataka. Belur is an important Vaishnava pilgrim centre. Visitors are often humbled by the beauty of the sculptures that are present here which are popular with Hoysala architecture and craftsmanship.
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