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Earlier known as the Vijayanarayana Temple, this is the prime attraction of th Belur Region of Karnataka. The temple is stuated on the banks of the Yagachi River and was once the capital of the Hoysala Empire Empire. There are also other temples in Belur and the neighbouring Halebid is a popular tourist attraction. The maning of the word Chennakesava is 'Handsome Krishna'. One of the most attractive temples, this temple is decorated inside out. Light greenish colour soapstone is mainly used to make the Chennakesava being carried on a Garida and the entrance with the Golden Lion makes the temple look even better. There are also other smaller shrines and temples inside this huge temple complex.
Belur is a beautiful temple town in Karnataka famous for the stunning Chennakeseva Temple. Constructed to mark the victory of King Vishnuvardhana over the Cholas, the Chennakesava temple is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. Another popular temple here is the Kedareshwara temple, which is a remarkable representation of two carved emblems of Hoysala. Built in the year 1319, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located near the town of Belur is the small town of Halebeedu, which is also famous for its temples built during Hoysala period. Along with Belur and Shravanabelagola, Halebeedu forms the Golden Triangle of tourism in the state. Other famous temples of the region are the Kappe Chennigaraya temple and Veera Narayana temple, among others. Being a popular destination among devotees, it has a number of hotels and other accommodation options available for tourists, while Hotel Mayura and Kanha restaurant offer meal options. Visit Belur for a unique experience of spirituality and self discovery.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Belur is from November to February