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Chennakeshava Temple

Constructed in Dravidian style of architecture by King Vishnuvardhana of Hoysala in 1117 A.D, Chennakeshava temple is one of the major attraction of Belur, about 37kms from Hassan. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the form of Chennakeshava (literally means handsome Kesava), this monument of supreme architectural beauty took over 103 years to complete. 

The temple build on a star-shape platform has three doorways and bracket figures or 'Madanikas' which are masterpieces of craftsmanship. The intricate carvings on the stone walls and the gravity pillar in the courtyard are the unique features of the temple. The interior of the temple considered even better than the outside, contains many exquisite panels and richly carved pillars. Chennakeshava temple has about hundred feet height and possesses a huge gateway tower. 

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