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Ancient Sri Veereshwara Temple Restored to its Old Glory at Belur in Karnataka

Sri Veereshwara Temple, also known as Pataleshwara temple, at Belur in Karnataka was in a dilapidated state like many temples in villages and towns in India. The 12th century temple was built during the rule of Hoyasla dynasty. The renovation program was taken up by the Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Dharmotthana Trust.
The Hindu reports 

The trust had taken up the renovation of the ancient temple, keeping the aesthetical value and salient features of the Hoysala structure intact. 
The basement of the temple was looking as though it had sprouted from the earth’s surface. That was probably the reason for the temple being known as Pataleshwara temple. 
Local residents constituted a committee for the restoration of the temple and approached the Dharmasthala trust for their cause. In response, the trust, which has expert engineers and retired archaeologists, restored the basement and gave a new look to the temple.