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The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Author Index
Introduction Lord Srikanteswara...
Mother Chamundeswari... Lord Ranganatha...
Talakaveri & Its Glory Lord Chennakesava...
Lord Hoyaleswara... Lord Manjunath...
Balakrishna Of Udipi Mother Sarada...
Mookambikai Koil... Lord Mahabaleswar...
Lord Virupaksha... Lord Narasimha...
Guru Dattatreya... Some Shrines Superb
Convenience Of Visitors
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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LORD CHENNAKESAVA OF BELUR

It is through the eastern door facing the Mahadwara the devotees enter, and the Hoyasala crest - the youth Sala fighting Sarabha draws their attention first. Next comes the charming bracket figures on side pillars and stone windows, ten on each side, depicting memorable scenes from the epics. Indeed, the interior opens up the treasure of sculptural marvel that detains both commoners and art-critics for hours. Among them, the Narasimhapillar is the star attraction, and one wonders with what kind of tools the sculptors chiseled out such fantastic figures, beautified with a wide variety of jewels that defy description. The pillar, a splendid work of art enhances the aesthetic effect of the entire hall. The Mohini pillar lying near the southern dwarapala is a representation of celestial Mohini, an enchanting form of Lord Vishnu assumed during the distribution of amritha to surasuras. It is remarkable for its filigree work and stand next to the Narasimha pillar, whose bewitching beauty peeping through miniature sculptural pieces adorning from top to bottom transports the viewers to blissful worlds.

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About  Lord Chennakesava Of Belur
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The Archamurthi
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