Belur is a small town located on the banks of River Yagachi, in Hassan district of Karnataka. This is a must place for any tourist to visit. Know more about Belur here.

Yagachi Dam, Belur, Hassan

Yagachi dam, Belur

The Yagachi Dam is built across the river Yagachi, a tributary of river Kaveri. The dam is situated at a distance of 3 km from the town of Belur in Hassan district in the state of Karnataka.  The dam was constructed with the objective to harness water resource for the purpose of irrigation and to […]

Chennakesava Temple

District: Hassan Town: Belur Temple: Chennakesava Temple Chennakesava Temple Chennakesava Temple – Overview The Chennakesava temple was originally referred to as the Vijayanarayana temple. It is situated on the Yagachi River at Belur. It was previously the capital of the Hoysala rulers. The city of Belur is about 40 kilometres from the city of Hassan. […]

Hoysalas

Archaleogical board for Belur temple

History of Hoysalas Hoyasalas – “Hoy   Sala” meaning “Stike  Sala”. Guru Sudatta Muni said to his student, Sala who was in combat with a tiger.The duo were performing rituals at the Vasantha Parameshwari Temple in a village called Sasakapura or Sosevur. The tiger attacked them, Sala struck the animal with one blow, and both were […]

Belur

Belur sign board

Belur is a small town located on the banks of River Yagachi, in Hassan district of Karnataka. Belur was the early capital of the Hoysala Empire. Belur is considered as the Banaras of South and is thus also known as Dakshina Varnasi. The main attraction in Belur is the Chennakeshava temple complex dedicated to Lord […]