Saturday, January 3, 2009



Belur is a panchayat town in Hassan district in the state of Karnataka.

The main attraction in Belur is the Chennakesava temple complex which contains the Chennakesava Temple as the centre piece, surrounded by the Kappe Chennigraya temple built by Shantaladevi.

The temple is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture.

The facade of the temple is filled with intricate sculptures and friezes-with no portion left blank.

It was built by king Vishnuvardhana in commemoration of his victory over the Cholas at Talakad in 1117 CE.

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