Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur

Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur

Kappe Chennigaraya Temple, Belur is 153 Kmts from Mangalore.

The Kappe Chennigaraya temple, built by Queen Shantala Devi in 1117 AD, a minor shrine in the Chennakeshava temple complex, Belur

The Chennakeshava Temple, (Kannada: ಶ್ರೀ ಚೆನ್ನಕೇಶವ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ) originally called Vijayanarayana Temple (Kannada: ವಿಜಯನಾರಾಯಣ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ), was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, by the Hoysala Empire King Vishnuvardhana. Belur, which was an early Hoysala capital, is in the Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. It is 40 km from Hassan city and 220 km from Bangalore. Chennakesava (lit, “handsome Kesava”) is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Belur is well known for its marvelous temples built during the rule of the Hoysala dynasty, making it and nearby Halebidu favored tourist destinations in Karnataka state. These temple complexes have been proposed to be listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
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Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
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Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
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Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
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Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
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Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
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Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
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Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
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Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur

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