The distance between Halebeedu to Beluru is about 17 kms, say about 30 minutes’ drive. As we approached Beluru, we saw the little town abuzz with lots of visitors. There were vendors selling bronze items, handicrafts and other articles for a price lesser than that of Halebeedu. Beluru is truly a happening place when compared to Halebeedu and the best place for souvenir shopping.
We spent at least an hour in the Beluru temple complex exploring the wonderful structure. The stone sculptures are equally magnificent like that of Halebeedu. During our visit, the priest was performing “Shiva Puja” inside the temple.
Beluru Photo Gallery
Belur’s Chennakesava Temple is a popular tourist attraction and a very important Vaisnava Pilgrimage. The temple is very remarkable for its size and for its elaborate sculptures.-The complete guide to Hoysala Temples
In 1116 AD Visnuvardhana defeated the Chola territory and annexed Talakadu. To celebrate this enormous success the large Vaisnava temple in Beluru was built and consecrated in 1117 AD.-The complete guide to Hoysala Temples
It is too dark inside there and most of my photographs blacked out. However, I managed to get some beautiful pictures of the sculptures of Beluru. The authorities do allow photography except the main deity.
For places like Beluru and Halebeedu, we should not come as a tourist but as explorers. It is always a good idea if one travels with partner who shares same interest. Some people travel for the sake of travelling and may not be necessarily a good companion.
We spent more time outside the temple complex checking out the items on sale. We were spoilt with so many things to shop. I think I should dedicate a separate post about what was outside the temple complex.
This post is a part of my three days road trip from Bangalore to Agumbe. Please click on the link to read about places we visited en route. Indus Blog updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You know how to search and subscribe.