Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hoysala Temples 10: Chennakesava Temple, Belur. Part 3

Date: 13th Feb 2016

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi and Harsh

You can read more about the chennakeshava temple in belur in my previous two posts part 1 and part 2.

Few more intricate carvings in Chennakeshava temple.

Elaborate carvings above the main entrance. The mythical creature a fusion of seven animals can be found on both sides. The circular rings depict all the avatars of Lord Vishnu.

The emblem of Hoysala dynasty.

The wall with fine carvings.

Beautiful Lord Narshimha sculpture.

Lord Manmathan and his consort Rathi.

Carving of Lord Vishnu lying on serpent and lord bramha seated on a lotus from Vishnu's navel.

One of the decorative pillar inside the temple. One of the most beautiful pillars.

The design on the roof inside the temple.

Lord Narasimha killing hiranyakashipu carved in the roof.

One of the statue inside the temple. The crown is the most attractive part in this with small openeing between each layer.

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