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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 this temple's grandeur that made the foreign travellers accept their inability of describing its ineffable beauty; it is this temple's sculptors who threw a uncontestable challenge to the posterity to create at least a similar to this; it is the archamurthi of this temple brought from elsewhere just at the time of consecretion ceremony; it is this temple town that gave asylum to Srirangaraya, one of the Vijayanagara kings, and it is this temple's inscriptions bear eloquent testimony to the justifiable pride of the master sculptors in inscribing their names together with a challenge.

Deemed as unparalleled master-piece of inimitable grace, charm and symmetry in stone; consecreted by the life-size archamurthis of splenderous beauty; patronised by cultured monarchs of catholocity of outlook; enriched the glory of the archives; eulogised by foreign travellers in glowing phrases, acclaimed in Kavyas like Kavikathahara; visited by millions of devout theists and expert aesthetes; this Belur temple has been luring pilgrims and connoisseurs of art since the twelfth century.
 

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About  Lord Chennakesava Of Belur
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The Archamurthi
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