Chenna Kesava Swami - Lord Vishnu - Temple










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The Chenna Kesava Swami (Lord Vishnu) temple is situated on the banks of the Gundlakamma River. The Chennakesava Swami Temple originally called Vijayanarayana Temple was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, which is an early capital of the Hoysala Empire.

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Belur is 40 kilometers from Hassan and 220 km from the city Bangalore, in Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. The Chennakesava literally means "handsome Kesava" and is a form of Hindu God Vishnu.

Belur is well-known for its marvelous temples, built during the rule of Hoysala dynasty. The Chenna Kesava Swami (Lord Vishnu) temple now has been listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Madanapalli in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh is also holy with a temple dedicated to Chenna Kesava Swami (Lord Vishnu). The Chenna Kesava Swami temple here is situated 5 kms away from Mulakalacheruvu village of Madanapalli

Who Built the temple and when
It is believed that the temple was built by the Vijayanagaran Kings between 1405-1459 A.D as every corner of the temple shows the Vijayanagaran style of architecture in it. It is also an admired piligrim destination because of the Sri Lakshmi Chennakesava Swamy temple.The Mahadwara (main entrance) of the t