Karnataka : Belur Jain Tirth

Belur Jain Tirth - Karnataka



Location : 16 Kms Away from Halebid and 89 Kms from Hassan.

The Hoysala temples in Belur symbolize the confluence of Dravidian, Chalukyan and Chola art. At the same time, one sees the Hoysala originality in every stone. The serenity of Belur is attributed to the deliberated temple of Channakeshava built by the Hoysala King Vishnuvardhan in 1117 A. D. The main structure of the temple which is star - shaped, is a homogeneous architectural unit on a raised plate form. The exotic bracket figures (Masanikas) on the walls of this temple are pensive, and playful enhancing the overall effect to the pinnacle or architectural excellence.




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