Beluru Shri Chennakeshava Swamy Temple

Beluru Shri Chennakeshava Swamy Temple

Beluru Shri Chennakeshava Swamy Temple
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  • rkmanchi
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts722 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spellbinding architecture. A must-see
    This was my fourth visit in 47 years. And I perhaps have gone every 10 years. The place continues to amaze. Even with all the damage that the invaders of yore indulged in, the artistry and finesse of the renowned sculptors of the Hoysala kingdom is spellbinding. Overall maintenance can certainly be better. Amenities are not really there. Go with expectations that you will spend an hour ( at least) admiring each and every masterpiece. Buy a book which is sold near the temple to know more. You will not regret it. I will go as far as saying that the Belur temple and the one in nearby Halebeedu are certified man-made wonders and should be in the official list
    Visited August 2023
    Written 10 August 2023
  • SMLikestoTravel
    Bengaluru, India392 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exquisite sculptures and carvings! Truly a national treasure
    It is heartening to see that this Vishnu temple built in 12th century is still an active functional temple. Do hire a guide to better appreciate or else make sure that you have read about the temple and history before you visit. The exquisite sculptures and carvings are so detailed and awe-inspiring. One can easily spend a couple of hours enthralled by the beautiful art.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 November 2023
  • Nuthan Nagaraj
    Mumbai, India138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    one of the best stone carved temples
    Chennakeshava Temple (also called Vijaya Narayana Temple), which was built by Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana to commemorate his victory over the Cholas in 1116 AD. The temple is believed to have been built by master craftsmen – Dasoja and Chavana, a father and son duo. its one of the best stone carved temples, which is in star shaped. its open from 7:30 am to 7:30pm. its a one day trip to Beluru and Halebeedu from Bangalore, provided you leave early by 6 am from Bangalore. you need hour and half at these places. please take guide they charge around 500₹ for 45 min tour. they will take your pictures as well when asked to. its a stone temple the floor outside becomes too hot in summers and afternoons, arrangements like wet carpet are lied for the tourists comfort. but many places you might have to be careful.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 March 2024
  • abhilashadoor
    Mumbai, India103 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chennakesava Temple, Belur: A Masterpiece of Hoysala Architecture
    The Chennakesava Temple in Belur is a stunning example of Hoysala architecture, renowned for its intricate carvings and detailed craftsmanship. Built in the 12th century, this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is a masterpiece of South Indian architecture. The temple's exterior is adorned with sculptures depicting scenes from Hindu mythology, while the interior features ornate pillars and ceilings. The Chennakesava Temple is not just a place of worship but also a testament to the skill and artistry of the Hoysala artisans, making it a must-visit for anyone interested in history and architecture.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 April 2024
  • DayTrip64433389000
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enthralling heritage temple
    This temple dedicated to lord Vishnu is a sight to behold both inside and outside. There is so much history in each of the carvings both inside and outside. Do read up in detail before you visit else take the help of the guide.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 June 2024
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DayTrip64433389000
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This temple dedicated to lord Vishnu is a sight to behold both inside and outside. There is so much history in each of the carvings both inside and outside. Do read up in detail before you visit else take the help of the guide.
Written 15 June 2024
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abhilashadoor
Mumbai, India103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The Chennakesava Temple in Belur is a stunning example of Hoysala architecture, renowned for its intricate carvings and detailed craftsmanship. Built in the 12th century, this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is a masterpiece of South Indian architecture. The temple's exterior is adorned with sculptures depicting scenes from Hindu mythology, while the interior features ornate pillars and ceilings. The Chennakesava Temple is not just a place of worship but also a testament to the skill and artistry of the Hoysala artisans, making it a must-visit for anyone interested in history and architecture.
Written 4 April 2024
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Nuthan Nagaraj
Mumbai, India138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Chennakeshava Temple (also called Vijaya Narayana Temple), which was built by Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana to commemorate his victory over the Cholas in 1116 AD. The temple is believed to have been built by master craftsmen – Dasoja and Chavana, a father and son duo.

its one of the best stone carved temples, which is in star shaped.

its open from 7:30 am to 7:30pm.
its a one day trip to Beluru and Halebeedu from Bangalore, provided you leave early by 6 am from Bangalore.
you need hour and half at these places.
please take guide they charge around 500₹ for 45 min tour. they will take your pictures as well when asked to.
its a stone temple the floor outside becomes too hot in summers and afternoons, arrangements like wet carpet are lied for the tourists comfort. but many places you might have to be careful.
Written 21 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SMLikestoTravel
Bengaluru, India392 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
It is heartening to see that this Vishnu temple built in 12th century is still an active functional temple. Do hire a guide to better appreciate or else make sure that you have read about the temple and history before you visit. The exquisite sculptures and carvings are so detailed and awe-inspiring. One can easily spend a couple of hours enthralled by the beautiful art.
Written 26 November 2023
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Nickyban07
Kolkata (Calcutta), India325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
What an amazing experience. Beautiful. All around in very good condition. Every Menaka has different ornaments design.
Written 10 September 2023
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arathi0
Bengaluru, India141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
must see architectural wonder, beautifully maintained, so clean and just peaceful, parking available around the premises,
Written 31 August 2023
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rkmanchi
Chelmsford, MA722 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
This was my fourth visit in 47 years. And I perhaps have gone every 10 years. The place continues to amaze. Even with all the damage that the invaders of yore indulged in, the artistry and finesse of the renowned sculptors of the Hoysala kingdom is spellbinding. Overall maintenance can certainly be better. Amenities are not really there. Go with expectations that you will spend an hour ( at least) admiring each and every masterpiece. Buy a book which is sold near the temple to know more. You will not regret it. I will go as far as saying that the Belur temple and the one in nearby Halebeedu are certified man-made wonders and should be in the official list
Written 10 August 2023
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bharthul
USA88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The Chennakesava temple of Belur is one of the best preserved temples of the Hoysala dynasty of Karnataka. The Hoysalas were famed for the creation of intricately carved temples during their reign and the Chennakesava temple along with the Hoysaleshwara temple of Halebeedu mark the epitomy of their skills in this area. The temple itself is a living temple which means that the deity has not been destroyed by any invaders and therefore is worshipped as per Hindu traditions to this date. It is a well preserved temple and is a must visit for every history and architecture lover. Pure poetry in stone. The temple is well maintained and guides are available at the entrance of the monument. Definitely engage a guide as it will enhance the experience a thousandfold. The guide will walk you through all the main sculptures and architectural details including the famed statue of Shantala Devi, the beautiful queen of King Vishnuvardana, the most famous of the Hoysala rulers who commissioned this temple. Definitely stay until dusk (7:00PM) when the temple closes as the changing light illustrates the full glory of the monument. The legend of Shantala Devi, of the great scupltor Jakanna all come to life as the crowds dwindle and the light starts fading.
Written 25 February 2023
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sandeep gupta
New Delhi, India40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
This is one of most beautiful temples of southern India untouched by the destruction of foreign invaders. The carvings are so intrcate and mesmerizing that one wonders whether they are made by the hands of God itself. It is a living proof that our ancestors were better at many arts and engineering than today. A must visit to get in touch with our history. Ancients will rise again..
Written 6 January 2023
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Shankar G
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Amazing architectural skills. Well maintained and managed. An extraordinary site to visit. Reminds us of our glorious culture and traditions.
Written 23 December 2022
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