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Chennakesava Temple, Karnataka

Chennakesava Temple is actually a noteworthy temple built for the duration of the rule of the Hoyasala Empire. It was built with the Hoysala king to commemorate his military good results within the 1117 A.D. Initially known as Vijayanarayana Temple, the Chennakesava Temple is situated around the banks with the Yagachi river in Belur. The architectural style with the temple is diverse from your traditionalone and the interiors are lavishly decorated. The successors with the ruler created the temple a lot more lovely in the late 12th century.

The complicated with the temple houses an open up hall, a platform plus a shrine. The shrine(vimana) is massive in comparison towards the typical ones. Its architectural style is Nagara(North Indian) which makes it distinct from other temples in Belur. Despite the fact that committed to Lord Vishnu, the temple houses photos of essentially the most of the Hindu deities. Observe the decoration in the walls of its shrine. They depict a row of significant pictures whereas the common South Indian temples have partitions pierced with niches, and inside the niches are the pictures of the Gods.

The superbly embellished hall with the temple boasts of numerous pillars. The life-size sculptures on them display the enthusiasm with the Hoysala king for this temple. The large central pillars would be the specimens of ornate lathe-turned bell pillars and it was not effortless task to develop them. The lavishly decorated ceiling leaves the onlooker enchanted.