The temple of Sri Lakshminarayana is situated in the small town of Hosaholalu which is in the Krishnarajapet taluk of Mandya district. This taluk has a number of temples that were built under the rule of the Hoysala Empire between the 11th and 14th century and is thus referred to as the 'Motherland of Hoysala temples'. The Lakshmi Narayana temple is a prime example of this distinctive architectural style. This is a three-celled temple and hence has three garbhagrihas, the main one containing the idol of Lakshminarayana and the North and South facing garbhagrihas have the deity's of Sri Venu Gopala Swamy and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha respectively. Due to its intricate artwork and beautiful sculptures, this temple has been compared to the famous temples at Javagal, Nuggehalli, Somananthapur and Aralukuppe. The Lakshminarayana temple was built in 1250 A.D. by King Vira Someshwara. At this point of time, Hoysala architecture was at its peak. The temple has been very well maintained and has not been damaged by the many decades it has seen. One or two of the idols have been remade in the 1950's, but the rest are original.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For matrimony related wishes
- For unity among couples
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.