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SRI CHENNAKESHAVA TEMPLE

Hullekere, Karnataka, India

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God

The main deity of this temple is Chenna Keshava, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Goddess

Goddess Sridevi and Bhudevi are consorts of Lord Vishnu.

Interesting Facts

The dome is the largest piece of sculpture in the temple and it is around 4 sq meters in size

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit this temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.

Weather

Highest - April to June (38°C during day and 26°C during night)Lowest - October to February (27°C during day and 18°C during night)Monsoon season - August to September

Dress Code

  • Appropriate dress code for men is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women, saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth or modern dresses covering shoulders and knees is considered appropriate when visiting most of the temples

Do's & Dont's

Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.

  • Smo​king is strictly prohibited inside the temple premises.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
KSRTC Bus Stand Tiptur
17.9 KM 9449596666
Tiptur Railway station
18.2 KM 091416 26003
Kempegowda International Airport
205 KM 18004254425

Architecture

Sri Chennakeshava Temple faces East direction and built in Hoysala-Chalukyan style of architecture. The sikara is surmounted by a stone Kalasa (finial) around. The door jamb here is again richly carved with an image of Gajalakshmi on its lintel. Stone inscription record the construction of the temple as 1163 A.D., this temple was constructed with Soap stone.

Mandapams & Pillars : The navaranga of 9 ankanas has 4 bell shaped pillars. The entrance to the temple is through an open pillared hall or porch (mukhamantapa) followed by a closed hall (mantapa or navaranga). The porch consists of an awning supported by half pillars and parapets on either side. The decor on the parapet Walls, Ceiling, lintel over the entrance and the pillars is noteworthy. The closed hall connects to the sanctum via a vestibule (called "sukhanasi").

Temple Walls : The inner walls of the shrine is square and plain where as the outer walls (also square) have numerous recesses and projections that is used for decorative relief which includes Kirtimukha, Aedicula (miniature decorative towers), deities in relief and half pilasters. The outer walls of the temple are decorated with pilasters, stambhas and diamond shaped flowers. The Vishnu images on the walls are 15 feet high. The tower rises in 3 tiers of ornamented turrets. There are many niches which are beautified with 12 forms of Vishnu on the Southern side and the 12 remaining forms on the Northern side, attended by female attendants on either side. On the west there are the sculptural works of Dharani-Varaha. Over the head of the temple there is an attractive shikara.

Read more about the history of Hoysala Dynasty in our Blog - Architecture Marvels of Hoysala Empire

History

Sri Chennakeshava temple was built in 1163 A.D. by a minister of King Narasimha-I of Hoysala Dynasty, temple has received extensive patronage from King Veera Ballala II, son of Narsimha I and other Hoysala Kings.

Read more about the history of Hoysala Dynasty in our Blog - Architecture Marvels of Hoysala Empire

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:30 AM - 07:00 PM

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Airports

Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
MGBS 35 KM
CBS 28 KM
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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SRI CHENNAKESHAVA TEMPLE

Hullekere, Karnataka, India

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