Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
The Chennakeshava temple was built by the great Hoysala king Vishnuvardhana during the year 1117 CE. The temple is located on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, which was the early capital of the Hoysalas. The temple is dedicated to Lord Chennakeshava – a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. This is the largest of the surviving temples, and the complex has been proposed for UNESCO World Heritage status.