Sri Veeranarayana Temple, Belavadi

Sri Veeranarayana Temple, Belavadi

Belavadi is a national heritage site and one of the important attractions in Karnataka tourism. The temple here is built in Hoysala architecture. Belavadi village is located at a distance of 29 km southeast of Chikmagalur town and just 10 km from Halebid, another world heritage site and a visit to Belavadi is quiet town is a rewarding experience.

Belavadi is a scenic village surrounded by many trees, extensive green lands and lush greenery. Belavadi is dotted with temples and shrines, the most outstanding of them being Sri veeranarayana temple - a fine example of Hoysala architecture.


Sri Veeranarayana Temple, Belavadi:

Sri Veeranarayana Temple at Belavadi is one the superb examples where in unique temple plan is executed. The temple is a trikuta (three towers), the main idol of Sri Veeranarayana in the center facing East, Sri Venugopala facing North and Sri Yoganarasimha facing south. Each of the shrines has a complete superstructure (tower on top of shrine) and is one of the largest examples of Hoysala architecture.

It is believed that the temple has been constructed in two phases, earlier the central shrine was constructed and later on the additions were made, but truly this temple is a marvel and possesses the most beautiful images of Sri Venugopala as certified by the Archaeological Survey of India.

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