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Chennakesava Temple, Belur

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Known primarily for its intricate stone carvings, Chennakesava Temple boasts some of the finest monuments of the Hoysala dynasty. Built in the 12th century, the temple stretches out into a complex consisting of several shrines paying homage to different Hindu gods. Every facade features carved decorations narrating various Hoysala-related stories through imagery. The complex's main attraction, a star-shaped temple with intricate embellishment made of greenish soapstone features a famed sculpture of Garuda, the winged consort of the god Vishnu. Plan your visit to Chennakesava Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Belur road trip planning tool.
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  • This is one of most beautiful temples of southern India untouched by the destruction of foreign invaders. The carvings are so intrcate and mesmerizing that one wonders whether they are made by the... 
    This is one of most beautiful temples of southern India untouched by the destruction of foreign invaders. The carvings are so intrcate and mesmerizing that one wonders whether they are made by the...  more »
  • Amazing architectural skills. Well maintained and managed. An extraordinary site to visit. Reminds us of our glorious culture and traditions. 
    Amazing architectural skills. Well maintained and managed. An extraordinary site to visit. Reminds us of our glorious culture and traditions.  more »
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  • We should appreciate our ancient kings and architect who did these wonderful sculptures. Every part of this temple will attract your eyes and you will definitely will spend your time just looking at each and every sculpture. The maintenance of temple is great. The surroundings are maintained clean. You will for sure find peace when you visit this temple. Parking available.
  • Must see place, add it to your must visit places. It is amazing temple, each individual sculptures are very beautiful and wonderful. We should feel proud of our ancient kings and architect who did these wonderful sculptures. Every place in this temple will attract your eyes. The maintenance of temple is good. The surroundings are maintained clean. Parking available. Must visit this place. Guiders are available and they will explain in detail everything about temple and single single art . They knows multiple languages, Telugu, English ,Hindi ,Kannada and many more languages.

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