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Chennakesava Temple

Belur, India
+91 96000 17031
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Belur, India
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"hoysala architecture"
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"channa"
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"intricate carvings"
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"three generations"
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"soap stone"
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"main deity"
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"visit belur"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a temple where you just visit for religious purpose. This is a heaven for art lovers. The minute details carved on the shila balikas is amazing. hiring guide is very use full, because we are sure to miss the minute details which...More

Thank Suhas B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking round this magnificent structure just takes your breath away - I'd never seen such rich ornamental sculpture before. I'd recommend visiting with a knowledgeable guide to fully grasp the ideas behind the design. A highlight of any tour of southern India and not to...More

Thank Brock53
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple has so many sculptures each with its own importance. you will feel amazed after coming to this place. In the temple you will also get a laddu but that will be 2 for Rs 100. If you like the historic art, this is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hire a guide first. Then you explore the temple which may take 6-8 hours if you really love art Each sculpture is a dream and a poetry carved in stone. Hundreds of the depicting mythological stories.The main deity is stunning and for those religiously inclined.it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Belur is an early Hoysala Empire capital who ruled Karnataka region from 1000AD to 1346AD. The place was called Beluhur, Velur or Velapura based on the architectural references found in this area. Belur is an early capital of Hoysala kingdom, later in 1116 AD capital...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

One of the main reasons I have visited this temple is to offer prayers to the main deity , beautifully decorated, and also wanted to learn and understand the amazing temple architecture , it’s absolutely amazing, the intricate details, the quality of the sculptures, the...More

Thank conectvega999
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Marvelous work, both interiors and exteriors full of intrinsic minute details and unbelievably beautiful sculptures. Uniform layers of elephants, horses, lions etc all done on similar stones and some of those stones are too huge and in a single one these are carved out. The...More

Thank NatureNair
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The Chennakesava temple is an Architectural Wonder and considered to be one of the Marvels & Grandest examples of Hoysala Architecture. This is a 12th Century temple at Belur in the Hassan district of Karnataka built by the Kings of Hoysala Empire over three generations...More

Thank Nagesh R
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Beautifully detailed carvings depicting the rich mythology of India... Taking a guide is a must. I was mesmerised by the fine details..This temple depicts the zenith of Hoysala architecture

Thank samudrin
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

The capital city of the erstwhile Hoysala dynasty and a UNESCO heritage site, Chennakeshava temple in Belur, is an artistic marvel that allures the spectators. The temple is rich in sculptures. The attractions are the statues, Hoysala emblems, entrances, shrines, iron pillars, stone pathways, ceilings,...More

Thank nirmal95paul
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Nishchal G
27 May 2016|
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Response from Ajay V | Reviewed this property |
The temple is open on all days from 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM. I went there around 4:30 PM
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Aswin S
11 October 2015|
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Response from Balaji S | Reviewed this property |
From Hassan visit Belur and Halebidu temples.On the way if time permits you can visit Gomateshwara . From Belur you can proceed to Chickamagalore.
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