Sri Veeranarayana Temple, Belavadi, Karnataka

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36 Responses

  1. Ashween says:

    India has such beautiful architecture. The temple looks beautiful. Would love to visit it.

  2. Al says:

    What a stunning temple – massive yet so intricate at the same time. Fantastic!

  3. The craftsmanship of these Hoysala temples amazes me…such beautiful intricate carvings.

    • Why is there a red carpet…some VIP was on a visit? or is it always kept there, Indrani?

      • Indrani Ghose says:

        It was there, I didn’t ask why… simply walked over it imagining it was for me. 😛 🙂
        Thank you for the comments Bushra.

  4. budget jan says:

    I love the intricate carvings on the exterior of the temple.

  5. ladyfi says:

    So intricate and beautiful!

  6. Peter B says:

    Incredibly ornate and beautiful!

  7. The outer facade of the temple is so stunning!!

  8. Lovely detailed post Indrani! Love the carvings and intricacy of the designs!

  9. Simply amazing and mind blowing, thanks a lot for sharing, really i did not know about it, one day will visit for sure.

  10. Indrani, great post as always! It feels good when we have the opportunity to visit places that we grew up knowing about or places we have heard a lot about. Hope you can continue discovering places that have a beautiful meaning to you.

  11. Anita says:

    Super architecture.
    Well covered, Indrani.
    So many Indian temples have the Mahabharata connection!

  12. Beautiful Pictures and lovely Tour of Sri Veeranarayana Temple, Belavadi, Karnataka by your post.

  13. eileen says:

    Hello Indrani, the Temple is beautiful and the details are just amazing. A lovely place to visit and your photos are beautiful. Great post.

    Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  14. Absolutely stunning captures.. “What draws me towards these Hoysala Temples is the ‘exquisite beauty of sculptures’ in the temples!” very true.. Hoysala Architecture is just flawless ..

  15. amazing art work and nicely captured.

  16. thomas says:

    Wow! The carving!

  17. What amazing craftsmanship. Must have taken them forever to create these carvings. Very ornate and so beautiful.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  18. Even I love architecture of Hoysala temples. These are pride of Karnataka. Always wonder all temples have same kind of architecture and similar carvings. Lovely photos.

  19. Mesmerizing architecture 🙂

  20. Bibi says:

    I find these carvings just incredible. I visited quite a few in Southern India and could have stayed quite a long time in each one just admiring the sculptures.

  21. magiceye says:

    Fascinatingly glorious!! Lovely captures!!

  22. d pilankar says:

    nice, thanks for the post.

  23. Moon says:

    Wow…gorgeous images! Beautiful post, Indrani!

  24. Priyanka says:

    Love the Hoysala marvels. This is on my list to be covered soon.

  25. Amazing carvings on this temple. Aren’t there so many gorgeous temples in the world? Thanks for the tour of this one. 🙂

  26. Incredibly intricate! You mention hugging the pillars, is this something that is done or just a reference to the size?

    • Indrani Ghose says:

      Hi Jim, I meant with reference to size.
      Thanks for the visit and comment. 🙂

  27. What a lovely carvings and intricacy! Tempting one for a visit 🙂

  28. Yogi Saraswat says:

    What a lovely carvings and intricacy! Its connection with Mahabharata katha makes it special . In my recent visit to Satopanth , Uttarakhand I came to know about strong connection of Pandavas with Karnataka specially with Humpy . Beautiful post Indrani ji

  29. Ami says:

    I agree…the Hoysala temples are just amazing owing to their art

  30. Priyanka says:

    Fascinated from the history and the detailed carvings of the exteriors.

  31. Very informative; this is on my list now:)

  32. Vyjay says:

    Hoysala sculpture and architecture is really exquisite and this is so evident in this Belavadi temple. I am intrigued by the fact that this is the village where the Bakasura incident of Mahabharata is supposed to have taken place. As a Kid, I too was fascinated by this story and used to ask my dad to tell it again and again.