The temple is a model illustration of the hoysala architecture. The temple is enclosed in a courtyard with a pillared corridor of small shrines which are damaged now. The main temple in the center is on a high star shaped platform with three symmetrical sanctums (garbagriha) set in a square matrix oriented along the east-west and North-South axes. The western sanctum was for a statue of Keshava, Northern sanctum of janardhana and the southern sanctum of venugopala, all forms of vishnu. The sanctums share a common community with many pillars. The outer walls, the inner walls, the pillars and the ceiling of the temple are intricately carved with theological iconography of Hinduism and display extensive friezes of hindu such as tge ramayana and mahabharata and the bhagavata purana.