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#Beluru #Channakeshava temple, from Epigraphia Carnatica, Vol 5. Notice the gopura which is not there anymore.
There was a gopura before 1397 CE, which was destroyed by an attack - and a new gopura built during Harihara II of Vijayanagara.

Only this one did not survive too to the present day. :(
How I wish this was true today! @nirbhaavuka
@nirbhaavuka The Neo-Dravida vadis want you to believe that Karnataka had nothing to do with rest of India and "operated as a stand alone country" 😆.

Ref here is to a family from Kashmira, who adorned the Beluru #Channakeshava temple with a golden Kalasa #Justsaying
@nirbhaavuka And here is the deepasthamba, an addition during Devaraya I. #Beluru

(Real architecture reuse is something like this - to repair and enhance what existed. Not the mode employed by the #ArchitectureReuseExperts, to color the atrocities of Aurangzeb and others, by you know who! )
@nirbhaavuka No more fights, okay? @acharya2 @arunmeshtru 😆😆

#Beluru #Inscription
@nirbhaavuka Some "experts" want you to believe temple grants were given only to Bramhanas.

Fact: A host of people of various supporting functions to the temple got the grants and livelihood from the temple.

BTW this important #Kannada inscription from #Beluru temple, in devanagari script
@nirbhaavuka Ending the thread with few verses in #Bhamini #Shatpadi about #Channakeshava of #Beluru

ಮುನ್ನ ವೇಲಾಪುರದಿ ನಿಂತಿಹ
ಚೆನ್ನಿಗನ ಚೆಲುವೆಂತು ಬಣ್ಣಿಪೆ
ರನ್ನದಾಭರಣಗಳ ತೊಟ್ಟಿಹ ಸುಂದರಾಂಗನನು? |
ಚೆನ್ನಕೇಶವನೆಂಬ ಹೆಸರವ
-ನನ್ನೆ ನೆಚ್ಚಿದ ಮದನಿಕಾ ಮನ
ದನ್ನನಿವನೆಂತೆಂದು ನುಡಿವುದೆ ತಕ್ಕ ವರ್ಣನೆಯು! || ೧||
ತನ್ನ ಭಕುತರ ಸಕಲ ದುಃಖದ
ಬಿನ್ನಪವ ಕೇಳುತ್ತಲೆಲ್ಲರ-
ವುನ್ನತಿಗೆ ತಾ ಮಿಗಿಲು ಕಾರಣ ಮಾರ ಚೆನ್ನಿಗನ |
ಸನ್ನಿಧಾನವು ಸಕಲ ಜನಪದ
ಕನ್ನಡದ ನೆಲಕೆಲ್ಲ ಒಬ್ಬನೆ
ಚನ್ನಕೇಶವ ರಾಯನೆಂಬುದು ನಿತ್ಯ ನಿಚ್ಚಳವು ||೨||
ವಿಜಯ ಪಡೆದಿರೆ ಧೀರ ಬಿಟ್ಟಿಗ
ಸುಜನಪತಿ ಪೂರಯಿಸೆ ಹರಕೆಯ
ವಿಜಯ ನಾರಾಯಣನ ಮೂರುತಿಯನ್ನು ಕೆತ್ತಿಸಿದ |
ನಿಜದಿ ಭಾಗ್ಯವುದವನ ಸನ್ನಿಧಿ
ಭಜಿಸುವಂತಹ ದಶೆಯು ದೊರೆವುದು!
ಋಜುತನದಿ ಚೆನ್ನಿಗನ ಮೀರುವ ದೇವನೆಲ್ಲಿಹನು? ||೩||
ತಾವರೆಯ ಮೊಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಂಗಳ
ತಾವರೆಯೆರಡು ನಕ್ಕು ಅರಳಿರೆ
ಕಾವದೇವನ ಮೀರುವಂತಹ ಚೆಲುವು ಕಂಡಿರಲು |
ದೇವಿ ಶಾಂತಲೆಯಂದು ಮಾಡಿದ
ಹಾವ ಭಾವದ ನೃತ್ತ ಗಾನವು
ನೇವುರದ ಕಿಂಕಿಣಿಯ ನಾದವದಿಲ್ಲಿ ಕೇಳುತಿದೆ ||೪||


I have used the well known metaphor "kamalE kamalOtpattih" attributed to #Kalidasa in this verse.
Not a metaphor. I meant simile🙃.
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