Astrology, Art and Sacred Sites: Chennakesava Temple. An astrogeographical analysis of the position in Scorpio the sign of sculpting and courtly sign Libra
Chennakesava (handsome Vishnu) Temple complex in Belur, Karnataka, India.
Construction of the temple was begun from 1117 AD. The temple was commissioned by King Vishnuvardhana. Scholars are divided about the reasons for the construction of the temple. The military successes of Vishnuvardhana is considered a probable reason. The temple is famous for its fine stone carvings and as an important example of a unique Karnataka-Dravidian style. The extremely elaborate sculpting work makes the temple`s s position in Scorpio another great example for the importance of Scorpio as the sign of sculpting.
Astrogeographic position for morphogenetic field level 4 which describes the atmosphere and energetical topics of the temple itself: located right in between air sign Libra sign of harmony, balance, symmetry, beauty, decoration, relationship and angels & self-defensive water sign Scorpio sign of visualization, imaging, sculpting, stone masonry and indicator for the compact, closed up design of the building. Libra is the indicator for the aspect of beauty (chenna) of Vishnu and of Vishnu as the god of angels (apsaras) and the aspect of the satwic (angelic) quality of Vishnu himself. The strong emphasis of the building`s symmetry is symptomatic of the position of Libra.
As the 2nd coordinate too falls in Scorpio the temple is another intense example of the importance of Scorpio for such masterpieces of the art of sculpting and stone masonry.