Chennakesava Temple78

Chennakesava Temple78
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Chennakesava Temple78

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 many madanikas that depict some form of dance, musical instrument or grooming.

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Source: CIET, NCERT