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Chennakesava Temple

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Belur 573115, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a repeat visit for me but this time with spouse. Beautiful temple of 12th century known for its interior architectural beauty. Even now the deity, Chennakeshava is worshipped.

Thank Lakshman S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Temple is a historical milestone of Hoysala dynasty. God Vishnu is the main deity of the Temple and he is called Channkeshava here. Temple is famous for its architecture and sculptures (Shilabalika).

Thank hegdemy3
Reviewed 1 week ago

One more example of ancient temple in this area (other than Halebidu temple), where one gets to see amazingly beautiful sculptures and carvings of ancient times. One needs to spend good amount of time here, preferably with a guide who has good knowledge of the...More

Thank SatishP474
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vishnu temple built in 12th Century. Took over 100 years and 3 generations to complete! Proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple premises are kept very neat & clean. The kids got ample space to run around and pose with the statues! The architecture, sculpture...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was amazed by beauty of this temple and architecture.Carvings ,stories and detaling is marvelous.I guess this is the epitome of Indian temple architecture

Thank Subbarami R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are fond of old architecture, this temple is a treat for you. It was built in 103 years starting 1116 AD and is dedicated to Vijayanarayan Ji who is one of the 24 avataras of Vishnu. The outside and the interior is rich...More

Thank Sachmach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located 180 kms. from Bangalore, you could take a car/bus or go to Hassan (30 kms. away) and take a bus/taxi from here. Chennakeshava means Beautiful Keshav The Temple is also known as the Keshava or Vijayanarayana Temple. There are sprawling lawns around this temple...More

Thank BharatKK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Belur world famous temple. Built by Vishnuvardhana king. It tooks 300 years to Built. Lord Chennakeshava (Vishnu in Mohini avatharam) is the main God. Chenna means Beauty full it's prathistapana took in 1117AD with Lot of sculptures. This temple is famous for Madhanicas. Some are...More

Thank Raghu46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must-see destination not just in Karnataka state, but in india. The stone carvings in this 12th century temple of the Hoysala dynasty are among the finest in the country. There are so many details to see in this temple that a guide...More

Thank RajaR957
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's a must visit. The scultptures and the work outside the temple are just marvelous. Shows women involved in all sorts of vocations.

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Chandana E
4 August 2018|
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Response from UdtaSant | Reviewed this property |
main entrance has steps inside there is huge space there is a help desk at entrance, I guess they would be able to help
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
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.