Chennakeshava Temple complex in Belur comprises of many temples dedicated to various deities. One such temple is the Veera Narayana temple. The presiding deity Veera Narayana is also known as Lakshmi Narayana. This is situated to the west of the Keshava temple.
The temple Veera Narayana Temple is built on an elevated basement.
The temple comprises of the Garbhagriha (sanctum santorum), a Sukhanasi (inner hall), and a Navaranga (outer hall). The outer walls are carved with Vaishnava and Shaiva faith sculptures.
The highlight of all the sculptures is the three crowned heads of Vijaya Narayana, Chenna Keshava, and Lakshmi Narayana.
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.