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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

ANTIQUITY

Unlike the holy shrines, like Kedarnath or Kanyakumari, this temple neither claims celestial connections, nor visitation by poet-saints. The cause of its emergence said to have links between Ramanuja of Visishtadwaita and the builder Battideva of Hoyasala dynasty is not corroborated by historical proof, yet there is evidence that Ramanuja's magnetic influence forming the bedrock upon which this superb sculptural piece is built. The story goes that the Hoyasalas, the rulers of this region were staunch supporters of Jainism which came along with Chandragupta Maurya, as early as in the 3rd Century BC and got entrenched itself with headquarters at Sravanabelagola - the seat of Bhadrabahu, the renowned teacher of Chandra Gupta. It spread rapidly in this region under the patronage of powerful monarchs of Kadamba dynasty first, valorous Gangas and Kongalvas later. Hoyasalas who rose to power and held it for more than four centuries from tenth century were Jains in the beginning. Their religious toleration was worthy of emulation.

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