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The Gravity Pillar, Belur


Tourists should see The Gravity Pillar on their journey to Belur 'if time permits'. This 42 feet high pillar, also known as Mahasthambha or Kartika Deepotsava Stambha, is one of the prime attractions of Chennakesava temple. There is no base to this pillar and is positioned on a platform made of single stone. It is said that this pillar is standing on three sides on its own weight and fourth side has a gap from where a piece of paper can be go by. This pillar displays the excellence of Vijaya Nagara reign architects and has stature and stability.

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