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Belur Chennakeshava Temple Complex: Veeranarayana Temple Facade


Facade and Entrance to the Veeranarayana Temple
The image shows the facade of the Veeranarayana Temple situated on the west side of the Belur Chennakeshava Temple complex in Karnataka, India. It is a minor temple built by Veera Ballala II” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>King Veera Ballala II (1173–1220 CE), grandson of King Vishnuvardhana, the builder of the Belur Chennakeshava Temple.

Located 150 miles west of Bengaluru in southern India, the Belur Chennakeshava Temple is a magnificent temple dedicated to Vishnu. King Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala dynasty commissioned the temple in 1167 CE to commemorate his victory over the Cholas at Talakadu. After his death, his successors – Narasimha I and Veera Ballala II – continued the work, and it took 103 years to complete it.

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