Belur Chennakeshava Temple complex comprises of many temples dedicated to various deities. One such temple is the Andal temple. The presiding deity Andal is also known as Ranganayaki. This is situated to the north west of the Keshava temple.
Andal Temple is built on a raised platform. The base of the temple has decorations of elephants, patterns, and puranic scenes.
The 31 large sculptures of various gods and goddesses with canopies over each one on the outer walls are attractive. The intricate carvings on the canopies are different on each one of them.
The south wall bears the names of the sculptors Bechama and Madhuvanna.
Type of place: Ancient temple
Situated: Inside Chennakeshava temple, Belur
Distance: 222 Km from Bangalore, 32 Km from Hassan, 124 Km from Mangalore, 149 Km from Mysore
Transport: Well connected by road. Nearest airport is Mangalore (168 Km)
Facilities: Rest room and restaurants are available. Few staying options are available in Belur, many in Hassan
Timing: 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Inner Sanctum of main deity is closed from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.