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  BELUR - SOUMYANAYAKI DEVALAYA

This sculptur ed exhibit piece is a gift of Hoyasala Kings to the nation Deemed an unparalleled master piece of inimitatIe grace and charm in stone consecreted by the life size archamurtis of splendorous beauty patronized by Hoyasala Vishnu Vardhan the cultured monarch of catholocity of outlook, eulogised by foreign travellers in glowing phrases, visited by millions of devout theists, aesthetes, the famous Belur temple complex enshrintes in its vast compound three mini-shrines dedicated to Kesavaswamy, Venugopala swamy and Soumyanayaki Devi. And have been luring pilgrims and connoissseurs of art since twelfth, century. This Soumyanayaki temple although forming an integral part of the Belur temple complex is occupying a unique place due to certain rare characteristics that set, apart from he other two. After conversion to Vaishnavism, Hoyasala Vishnuvardhan embarked upon the temple building programme on a war footing and diverted all resources. The Soumya Naykai's Temple was built by Santhala Devi, the Queen-consort of vishnu vardhan. It is a prety temple with certain unique features-it has remana on the Garbha Griha unlike others in the campus. The artistry of the sculptor reached highest point.

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