Chennakesava Temple, Belur
Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Known primarily for its intricate stone carvings, Chennakesava Temple boasts some of the finest monuments of the Hoysala dynasty. Built in the 12th century, the temple stretches out into a complex consisting of several shrines paying homage to different Hindu gods. Every facade features carved decorations narrating various Hoysala-related stories through imagery. The complex's main attraction, a star-shaped temple with intricate embellishment made of greenish soapstone features a famed sculpture of Garuda, the winged consort of the god Vishnu. See Chennakesava Temple and all Belur has to offer by arranging your trip with our Belur vacation planner.
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Temple dedicated to Chennakesava built by the Hoyasala kings is one of the architectural marvels. It is a must visit along with Halebidu temple. Beluru is situated nearly 220 km away from Bangalore an... read more »
Soap stone carvings at their best. Unlike Halebid attractions, this is a comparatively large area with a lot more to sink in. A guided tour is always recommended to appreciate our history. Kudos to th... read more »
Beautiful temple...sculptural beauty..no words to explain...take the help of guide ..it's worthy. ..
The artistic greatness of temple attracts large crowds of visitors frim all parts of the world. The charm of the sculpures , the variety of ornamental details ,minute and delicate carvings on the pillars and panels should be seen appriciated. Tourist must take guide to learn and experience more.
The finest example of Hoysala architecture..the relics of stone carving are simply breathtaking... there r 5 temple in the complex..each has good stone carving..minimum 2 hours time needed to explore each creation on stone properly..
Pride of whole india. Best Temples of Hoysala Dynasty. What a architecture . very beautiful
Ancient well maintained sculpture. Crowded place
very great stone architecture...hire a guide to get more information about the sculptures...simply seeing is not worth as each and every sculpture tells a different story...the work inside the main hall is very attractive and mesmerizing...need one day to explore each and every thing..very good big temple...
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