Mysore To Belur, Halebid Tour – Start Arrival journey from Mysore To Melukote Cheluvarayaswamy Temple, Shravanabelagola (Bahubali Temple), Halebidu Hoysaleshwara Temple, Belur Chennakeshava Temple And end tour To Mysore City..
Bahubali was the son of Rishabha (first tirthankara and founder of Jainism). Bahubali is a much revered figure among Jains. After the nonviolent duel with Bharata, his elder brother, Bahubali abandoned his kingdom and clothes to became a Jain monk.Bahubali meditated motionless for a whole year in kayotsarga posture because of which climbers grew around his legs. After one year of meditation, Bahubali attained omniscience (kevala jnana). According to Jain texts, Bahubali attained moksha (liberation from the cycle of births and deaths) at mount Kailasa and became a Siddha (liberated soul)
Hoysaleswara Temple is one amongst the largest shrines that are dedicated to Lord Shiva in South India. In the 12th century, the temple was built during the rule of King Vishnuvardhana of Hoysala Empire. The construction of this marvelous shrine got completed in 1121 CE. Located at Halebid, Hoysaleshwara Temple can be easily reached from Belur (16 kms), Hassan (31 kms) and Mysore (149 kms) in Karnataka. Apart from these cities, Halebid is accessible from almost every city and town of Karnataka by regular buses and hired taxis.
Cheluvanarayana-swamy-temple-melkoteThe Cheluvanarayana Swamy temple is a famous temple that has more religious than architectural significance. Also known as Thirunarayanapura, it is located on top of the rocky Yadugiri hills. This shrine is very ancient, though the temple complex is just around 1000 years old. This temple is a Vaishnava shrine, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This is an important pilgrimage site, especially for those belonging to the Sri Vaishnava community.
Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple – History and Mythology
The large temple in Belur is one of the most remarkablebelurad.jpg (31973 bytes) monuments from Hoysala times and region. It was commissioned by the Hoysala king himself to celebrate an important military victory in 1117 AD. This is exceptional, since nearly all other Hoysala temples were commissioned by rich officials or rich civilians. The king obviously wanted an extraordinary temple because it has been built in an architectural style foreign to the region. Moreover the monument is exceptionally large and its decoration very lavish. Many of the decorations were added later in the 12th century by the grandson and successor of the founder.
The Cennakesava-temple stands in a compound with several smaller temples and a pond.