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Keshava Temple of Hoysala Architecture at Somanathapura, Karnataka, India. []


Carvings at the Chennakesava Temple. The Chennakesava Temple originally called Vijayanarayana Temple was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, an early capital of the Hoysala Empire. Belur is 220 km from Bangalore, in state of Karnataka. Chennakesava literally means "handsome Kesava" and is a form of Hindu God Vishn


Somanathapura is famous for the Chennakesava Temple (also called Kesava or Keshava temple) built by Soma, a dandanayaka (commander) in 1268 CE under Hoysala king Narasimha III, when the Hoysalas were the major power in South India. The Keshava temple is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture and is in a very well preserved condition. The temple is in the care of the Archeological Survey of India as a protected heritage site and visitors are allowed only from 9:00AM to 5:30PM…


"Lord Ganesh Dancing on his Vehicle, the Mouse." Halebidu Temple. Hoysala Dynasty. 13th Century CE. Karnataka, India.


Hoysala sculpture of Shiva dancing on a demon elephant representing illusion. Chennakesava Vishnu Temple, Belur, Karnataka, India, 1117AD.