Keerthi Narayana Temple is among the Pancha (five) Narayana shrines built by King Vishnu Vardhana, the ruler of the Hoysala Kingdom
. It is located at Talakadu
in Mysore District
. Talakadu is about 60 km east of Mysore
The temple is believed to have been built in 1117 AD. The sanctum of the temple enshrines the 9 ft tall image of Lord Vishnu with shankh, chakra and gadha.
Close to this temple is the famous Lakshmi Narayana Temple, where the God is seen having a balance and kundumani in his hands.