This temple was built in 12th century AD and is an example of medieval art in India. It took 103 years to complete. The temple's exterior is made of beautifully carved stone with sculptures and friezes. Inside, the temple is decorated with richly carved panels and pillars. There is a tall pillar in the centre of the temple courtyard which is balanced by gravity alone, there is no material cementing it.
The Veeranjaneya Temple
This is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. It has sculpted figures of various Hindu gods.
Small shrines of Kappe Chennigaraya, Soumyanyaki, Andal and many temples surround the temple which are also worth seeing.
An important event is the annual Rath Festival(car festival) which takes place in March/April. The summers are warm and winters cool and pleasant.
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Belur is a small town in south Karnataka famous for its Chennakesava Temple. During the reign of the Hoysalas Belur was the capital city and the temple was build to commemorate the victory of the Hoysalas over the Cholas in the great battle of Talakad. It is 222 kms from Bangalore.
How to reach
By Air - The nearest airports are --- Mangalore(154 kms); Mysore(155 kms); Bangalore(222 kms)
By Rail - The nearest railway junction: Hassan(37 kms)
By Road - Belur is connected by road to all important cities in Southern Karnataka.
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June to October is a season of incessant rains. Bengaluru is plesant throughout the year, most cultural events and shows take place in winter season. In September you can watch the Kali Podu in Coorg. Summer lasts from April to June, Monsoon from June to September and Winter from December to January.
The end of monsoons is the best time to view waterfalls in Karnataka. Beaches lie Malpe, Karwar, Marwanthe can be best enjoyed from August to March.