The stone sculptures
Nowadays when you visit a well known tourist place; even if it’s you first visit, every nook & corner looks familiar. That’s what happened to me when I was in Belur (though it was second visit for me, after a long gap of 13 years). Thanks to the amount of information & photos available on the internet.
Birds and the temple gopura
It was 10.30AM when we reached Belur & had an hour’s time. Hence decided not to take a guide. Instead roamed around the temple premises aimlessly. One hour we spent there is not at all sufficient. I plan to go there some time soon – visit both Belur & Halebidu.
The Silhouette of Manasthambha
The temple and the manasthambha
The stone pillar
Few places nearby places which I’ve not yet visited & plan to visit when time permits –
Halmidi – place where Kannada’s oldest shaasana was found (kannada script on a stone)
Hanuma Devara gudda – a small hillock between Hassan and Belur
The ride: Start – Belur – Yagachi dam – Sringeri – Agumbe – Udupi