Chennakesava Temple28

Chennakesava Temple28
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Chennakesava Temple28

The Chennakesava Temple was built in Belur, by the Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana. It was originally called Vijayanarayana Temple. Built a temple for Vijaynarayana in 1117 A.D. in commemoration of his victory against the Chola viceroy of Talkad. An inscription on the pedestal of Vijayanarayana image states that the image was caused to be made by King Vishnu. There are numerous pillars of various designs, which glisten as if they are made up of metals. However, the entire temple is made of “soap stone”.

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Source: CIET, NCERT