Medieval Charms


In the charming expanse of Karnataka lies a hidden gem: Belur, which mesmerises all who lay their eyes upon it. It showcases the splendid Hoysala architecture, which flourished during the 12th and 13th centuries. Belur is renowned for its exquisite mediaeval temples, which showcase intricate craftsmanship and artistic charm.

Aesthetic Wonder The breathtaking beauty of Belur’s temple shines through its mesmerising architecture.

The title “Medieval Charms” evokes a sense of the historical significance and allure of Belur’s architecture that transports one to an ancient era of architectural brilliance.

Serene Oasis The precinct of Chennakesava Temple is a sanctuary of serenity amidst the bustling world.

The centrepiece of Belur is the Chennakesava Temple, a true marvel of Hoysala craftsmanship. As I stand before its majestic gopuram, adorned with ornate sculptures and intricate friezes, I am filled with a sense of awe. Each stone tells a story, depicting mythological tales, celestial beings, and intricate floral motifs. Through my lens, I strive to encapsulate the grandeur and beauty that pervade every nook and cranny of this architectural wonder.

Musing Arena A courtyard surrounded by ornate pillars and sculptures invites contemplation at Belur.

Beyond the Chennakesava Temple, Belur reveals a plethora of architectural delights. The Veeranarayana Temple, the Kappe Chennigaraya Temple, and the smaller shrines that dot the town offer a treasure trove of photographic opportunities.

Eternal Fascination The architectural splendour of Belur’s temple leaves a lasting impression on every visitor.

In all its grandeur, Belur is not just a feast for the eyes but a testimony to the devotion and artistic prowess of the Hoysala dynasty.

Memory Footprints Every visitant leaves an indelible mark, their footsteps etched in the memories of the place.

As a photographer, I am drawn to this enchanting town, which holds within its embrace a captivating history of architectural wonders. In this chapter, we embark on a visual journey through Belur, exploring its intricate craftsmanship, rich history, and awe-inspiring beauty.

Stunning Precision A close-up of the detailing on the Chennakesava Temple reveals the masterful craftsmanship.

Through my photography, I strive to capture the essence of this remarkable place by showing the serenity, spirituality, and intricate details that make it a work of art.

Spellbound Admiration A visitant admires the architectural precision and attention to detail displayed in every corner.

As I wander through the temple complexes, my camera becomes a conduit for capturing the details and the timeless elegance of Belur’s architectural masterpieces.

Patterned Perfection A symphony of patterns adorns the pillars of Belur’s temple, showcasing the artistic brilliance.

Join me on this photographic quest through Belur, where we immerse ourselves in the architectural splendour, delve into the stories etched in stone, and strive to capture the elusive essence of this ancient town. Together, let us unlock the secrets of Belur and celebrate the legacy it bestows upon us through its architectural heritage.

All the photos and text in this post are copyright of Kovvuru Venkata Narasimha Varma, Visakhapatnam, Creative Hut Institute of Photography.Their reproduction, full or part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners.

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