Kedareswara Temple, Hassan

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The Chennakeshava Temple, originally called Vijayanarayana Temple, was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, by the Hoysala 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 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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  • peaceful and beautiful with amazing architecture located very close to the main haleibeedu temple. must visit.  more »
  • This temple is not as grandiose as Chennakesava temple at Belur, but is one of the main temples not to miss. This temple has main structure mostly intact but inside of it many deity idols have been lo...  more »
  • Took 190 years to reach its current not quite finished state. Thousands of carvings depicting various deities but you need a guide who understands the background to fully appreciate the place.  more »
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  • Archeological temple. Must visit place. Temple has built a number of magnificent shrines during their 300 years. There is a gravity pillar before entering the main temple towards left which is 42 feet high pillar carved out of a single rock and stands in its own weight. The temple is surrounded with amazing architecture and sculptures in full glory. Temple timings are from morning 7:30 AM to afternoon 1:00 PM and afternoon 2.30 PM to 7.30 PM.
  • Amazing experience. Visited the temple for second time. Mostly known for the heritage and architectural value. There is no full functional pooja here, more of a tourist place. Exceptional architecture and sculptures. Good for Photography in the monsoon months as the skies tend to be more dramatic. We went in December but it was too hot and sunny around 10am. Highly recommended.
  • Simply superb. Everything about the temple is attractive. Visit this temple and witness the heritage and rich culture of hoysala dynasty. The stone sculptures here are simply out of the word stuff. Hire a guide if you are interested in knowing the history of the temple stone by stone (not all guides are good). Parking is a problem here as local people stop your car and take some 100 bucks from you and show you the direction of parking. Its only after reaching the parking place you will know if you have space for parking or not. Don't get cheated by these people also at the same time don't fight with them. Even inside temple, self appointed people will come to you and give a chit and ask for money for using mobile phone camera/any camera. Don't believe these people as you are allowed to take photograph.
  • Heritage of Karnataka. Nice architecture. Temple is very good. Each sculpture has it's own story. Local guides will explain each and very sculpture. But they will charge more but it is good to go with local guides.
  • Artistic temple with lot of stories to learn This temple though smaller than Halebidu temple, it has its own merits in terms of the minute artistic sculptures and the stories about each of the sculptures. Better to hire a guide to explain us the history behind the temple and each of the major sculptures. Else we would really miss the glory behind.

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