Constructed to mark the victory of King Vishnuvardhana over Cholas in 1117, the Chennakesava temple is one of the classic examples of Hoysala architecture. The temple took 103 years to complete. Veera Ballal II, grandson of Vishnuvardhana completed the construction.
The temple has exquisite carvings depicting episodes from Mahabharata, Ramayana and the Upanishads. The sculpture of Darpan Sundari (lady with mirror) is peerless for its beauty and craftsmanship.
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