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Belvadi Information

Belvadi is about 29km from Chikkamangalooru city the legendary place Belavadi is where the famous temple known as Trikuta is situated.  The temple has three sanctorum one each for Lord Veeranarayana, Lord Venugopala, one of the various names of Lord Krishna and Lord Yoganarasimha, the Lord with a lion’s head and a human body absorbed in deep meditation, the first being one of the various forms or divine manifestations and the latter two being two of the ten ‘Avathars’ or divine incarnations or Lord Vishnu, the protector of the universe.  It is believed the Belavadi was known as Ekachak ranagara in the Mahabharatha days.

The astounding architecture of the temple belongs to the Hoysalas.  The structure is adorned with ornate carvings and splendid sculpture.  There is also another temple in the proximity, called the Hatuda Ganapathi Temple.  It is dedicated to Lord ganesa, the principal deity of all Hindu endeavours.