Chennakesava Temple, Mysuru (Mysore)
Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Marvel at the fine architecture and artwork of Chennakesava Temple, a Hoysala temple made from soapstone. The well-preserved complex dates back to 1268, when the area was ruled by Hoysala king Narasimha III. Sitting in an impressively high-walled enclosure, the temple consists of three main shrines, all to forms of the Hindu god Vishnu. Outside, note the symmetry of its architectural design, the horizontal ornamental patterns, and the details of the roofs; inside, linger over the intricate interiors and finely wrought sculptures. Arrange your visit to Chennakesava Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Mysuru (Mysore) using our Mysuru (Mysore) trip generator.
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Awesome architecture with sufficient stories from "ramayan" & "mahabharat" carved on entire temple (in & out). Temple is not an active temple because all idols are vandalized by "STUPID @$$ MUGHALS". ... read more »
It was easy to reach there from Bangalore as roads were good. Tickets were cheap and just after entrance there are big lawns with some good flowers. Temple itself was not having much to relish as I ha... read more »
This is one of the famous and oldest temple. Many believers come everyday to bow. it is must visit place.
The Keshava temple under the protection of ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) and is well maintained. It is a great example of late Hoysala Architecture and was built after the famous temples of Belur and Halebedu. Though not as Grand in scale as Belur, this temple is has the intricate sculptural artistry that is no less. There are a couple of good English guides that explain the intricacies of the temple. They have amazing knowledge (having been trained by the Govt) and cover the whole gamut of history, architecture and philosophy. This temple is a truly amazing experience, not to be missed. Best time to visit is June to Feb.
Those who interested in architecture this is the place.... But lovers can be restricts will be good. Bcs few of those ppl not coming to see. And road is also good for bikes
Can spend upto 2 hours in this temple. Good calm place to enjoy Hoysala style architecture. Small when comparing to Halebedu temples. Cauvery river just half a kilometer from this temple. That is a Good place to have a small bath and refreshment.
Been there a few times and long to go again! Visit the place early in the morning (less crowded) to really appreciate this beautiful piece of history.
A quiet n calm place with excellent architecture of Hoysala period.. an early morning visit with less croud to properly feel the life carved on stones..it surely gonna make u wonder
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