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We were in Belur from the 14th to the 17th. It is about 177 kms from our place. This town was the capital of the Hoysala empire in the 12th century. The Hoysalas built some beautiful temples during their time. The carvings in the temples, on the pillars, on the ceilings and on the outer walls are just too beautiful for words. The Chennakeshava temple built in the 12th century is still an important pilgrimage centre. We stayed not far from the temple. Three evenings and on Sunday morning we sat in the temple just outside the sanctum. It was a wonderful experience. There are many pillars in the hall but two pillars, the Narasimha pillar and Mohini pillar are exquisite works of art.