Belur Industrial Visit
Belur going students can have their industrial visit in Hassan, Hassan district is known for its coffee plantation some of them are owned by major Players like Tata, another interesting aspect is wind energy that is being generated by several public and private players like, EDCL, Suzlon, NTPC etc. the district has four Special economic zones for Textile, Food Processing, Pharma and electronics. The major industrial players in the district includes Grasim Industries Limited, Mahyco Seeds Ltd, Venkateshwar Hatcheries Ltd, Fortune Cotton Agro Industries, Kancor Colours Limited, Ramco Industries Limited etc.
An absolute must see destination in any cultural tour of India, Belur, located on the banks of the river Yagachi in Hassan district, was the capital of the powerful south Indian dynasty of the Hoysalas. Also known as the Banaras of the South, “Dakshin Varanasi”, and the place is home to the awe-inspiring Chennakesava Temple, a fine specimen of Hoysala architecture.
17 km away is another splendid attraction of Halebid which was the Hoysala capital before Belur. Previously known as Dwarasamudra, the place is famous for the Hoysaleswara temple which is a cultural extravaganza. While visiting these destinations, don’t miss Sravanabelagola for the gigantic statue of Gometashvara..
Sights to See
Belur`s main shrine, the Chennakesava temple is one of the finest specimens of Hoysala architecture. Commissioned by Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana in 1117 AD, the temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, took 103 years to complete this temple. The temple commemorates the victory of Hoysala power over the Cholas in the great battle of Talakad. The temple is intricately carved with sculptures, friezes & pillars.
The main structure of the temple, which is star shaped, is a homogenous architectural unit on a raised platform. Everything is carved in black stone looking like metal. At the entrance, stands the winged figure of Garuda, Lord Vishnu’s carrier facing the temple.
The 650 charging elephants on the frieze around the walls outside are all different from each other. The exotic bracket figures (Madanikas) on the walls of the temple are serene, playful and amorous, enhancing the overall effect of this pinnacle of architectural excellence.
Inside, even in the darkness you can see the hand-lathe-turned shining pillars, each unique in its splendour. On the smooth circular platform in front of the shrine you can see the beautiful Shantala Devi, queen of King Vishnuvardhana. The spotlight is on the famous bracket figures on the ornate ceiling. All these figures have been inspired by Shantala Devi’s beauty.
Sculpted limbs undulated in lyrical lines. One sculpted beauty communicates with a pet parrot whose tail is like that of a peacock wrings water from her long hair and you can see the drops collected on hair ends. The delicacy and attention to the fines details here are incredible.
- Hassan Dairy
- Hemavathi Hydro-Electric Power Project
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Halebid (17 km)
102 km away from Sravanabelagola is Halebid which was the ancient capital of the Hoysala Empire. However after its ruin, the Hoysalas then shifted their capital to Belur. The intricately carved Hoysaleswara temple in Halebid is famous for its profusion of pillars.
Gorur (61 km)
23 km from Hassan Gorur is attracts picnickers for Hemavathi Reservoir created as a result of dam built on the river of the same name. The place is also famous for the shrines of Yoganarasimha and Paravasudeva.
How would you like to travel?
- 37 km from Hassan
- 154 km from Mangalore
- 155 km from Mysore
- 86 km from Sravanabelagola
- 86 km from Chikmagulur
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