Veera Narayana Temple, Belur

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Travellers are 'recommended' to visit Veera Narayana Temple, devoted to Veera Narayana or Lakshmi Narayana, on their trip to Belur. Built by the Hoysala Empire, this temple is located on the west side of Chenna Kesava Temple and is known for its artistic interiors and exteriors. This temple has two of the shrines facing each other placed on the both the sides of a spacious open mantapa (hall) comprising 37 bays.

This small temple is placed on a raised platform and displays beautiful sculptures of Vaishnava on its exterior walls. The western side of outer wall is adorned with large and impressive figures of Vijaya Narayana, Chenna Kesava and Lakshmi Narayana. Tourists can also see 59 large images of Bhima, Ganesha, Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Saraswati, Parvati and Bhairava.

Tourists can also visit several small temples such as Soumyanayaki, Kappe Chenningaraya, and Andal that are situated in the proximity to Veera Narayana Temple.

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