Hullekere (Hulikere) Sri chennakesava swamy temple:

God and Godess :

  • Chennkesava Swamy
  • Lakshmi devi

Location :

Hullekere Village,
Ariasikere(Taluk),
Hassan (Dt),
Karnataka – 573119 .

Timings :

6.30 am to 7.00pm

Temple History :

Sri Chennakesava Swamy temple is located in the village of Hullekere, in the Arasikere Taluk, about 22 km from the commercial town Arasikere. Lord Maha Vishnu is the presiding deity of this temple and giving darshan as Sri Chennakesava Swamy. It was built in 1163 A.D. by a minister of Hoysala empire king Narasimha I. The art historian Adam Hardy categorizes the architectural style as a single shrine (vimana) construction with miniature vimanas, the basic building material being Soapstone.The temple has all the basic features of a Hoysala era construction.The entrance to the temple is through an open pillared hall or porch (Mukhamantapa) followed by a closed hall (mandapa). The porch consists of an awning supported by half pillars and parapets on either side. The decor on the parapet walls, ceiling, lintel over the entrance and the pillars is noteworthy. The inner walls of the shrine are square and plain whereas the outer walls (also square) have numerous recesses and projections that were used for decorative relief which includes Kirtimukha, Aedicula (miniature decorative towers), deities in relief and half pilasters. The closed hall connects to the sanctum via a vestibule (called Sukhanasi).

The vestibule also as a tower that looks like a low protrusion of the tower over the shrine. The ceiling of the compact closed hall is supported by four lathe turned pillars that divide the ceiling into nine tastefully decorated bays.This dome is the largest piece of sculpture in the temple and can be 2m x 2m in size. On the tower over the vestibule, Foekema calls it the “nose”) is located the Hoysala emblem of a royal warrior stabbing a lion. The design of the tower, according to art historian Percy Brown, is a characteristic feature of the Hoysala art. The tower is divided into decorative tiers with each tier diminishing in height and culminating in an “umbrella” like structure.

Festivals :

  • Vaikunta Ekadasi
  • Ratha Saptami
  • Sravana Suddha Pournami
  • Karthika Sudda Padyami

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Ashtottara
  • Sahastranamarchana
  • Abisheka
  • Archana

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Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Tiptur – 24 km
  • Arasikere – 24 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Ammasandra – 58 km
  • Sampige – 67 km
  • Banasandra – 52 km
  • Nittur – 72 km
  • Tiptur – 24 km
  • Arasikere – 23 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Mangalore – 220 km
  • Bangalore – 205 km

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