Belavadi / Belawadi is a small village in Chikmagalur district in the Indian state of Karnataka, its just around 10 km from Halebidu towards Banavara. The Veera Narayana Temple in Belavadi is built by the Hoysalas during 1200 AD by Veera Ballala II.
Front view of Veera Narayana Temple, Belavadi
This Temple has 3 shrines, hence its also called as Trikutachala. One shrine of Narayana is in the middle & the other 2 shrines of Lord Krishna (Venugopala) & Yoganarasimha face each other. According to the Archeological Survey of India, Venugopala's shrine is one of the most beautiful & attractive in entire India. The other 2 shrines are also one of the best example of Hoysala art. The Temple is fully Vastu complaint. During some season (guess March) the sunlight falls directly on the Narayana shrine which is in the middle & around 50-60 mts away from the open space.
From Halebidu its around 10 km
From Chikmagalur its around 26 km
From Bengaluru its around 210 km
Route: Bengaluru --NH4--> Tumkur --NH206--> Tiptur --NH206--> Arasikere --NH206--> Banavara --NH234--> Javagal --> Belavadi
Entrance to Veera Narayana Temple
* Halebidu (10 km) : Hoysaleshwara & Kedareshwara Temples
* Belur (27 km) : Early capital of Hoysalas, Chennakeshava Temple
* Chikmagalur (26 km) : Tourist place
More photos of the Veera Narayana Temple, Belavadi ..
Carvings at Veera Narayana Temple
Inside Veera Narayana Temple
Flowers farm on the way from Belavadi to Belur