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The temple was constructed by Vishnuvardhana of Hoysala dynasty and is a monument recognised by the ASI. The Channakeshava temple in Belur — a masterpiece of Hoysala architecture — turned 900 this year. While the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is yet to come up with plans to make it a memorable occasion, the Muzrai Department and Hassan district administration have planned a series of programmes. A nine-day event, construction of a memorial and setting up of a school for sculpture are in the offing. Religious programmes to mark the 900th anniversary of the idol installation were held on Sunday, attracting hundreds of people. Recognised by ASI The temple, constructed by Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala dynasty, is a monument recognised by the ASI. It attracts thousands of tourists from different parts of the country and abroad. Considered to be the first temple of Hoysala style, it was built between 1106 and 1117, according to Srivatsa Vati, a historian and an expert in Hoysala architecture.

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