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Sunday, 13 July 2014

Somanathapura Keshava Temple, Somanathapura, T Narasipura Taluk, Mysore


A lot of hopes before we been to Somanathapura and was not disappointed too, week end we had been to somanathapura temple which comes in Tirumakudal-narsipur Taluk (t narasipura) of Mysore district, considering the architecture of Belur and Halebidu, this temple really stands unique in Hoysala Architecture, a lot of visitors seen to catch the beauty of Keshava temple and is built by “ SOMA “ a Dandanayaka under Hoysala Empire. The only difference you will notice here is the Idol pooja has been stopped! And quite looks like really abandoned really!!!! It is also maintained and protected by Archeological Survey of India. We had been many temples in Karnataka where immense enthusiasm and the devotions are expressed through a great architectures and monuments, Hoysala sounds prime and pioneer of all those Kingdoms. May be traditional pooja were conducted in Somanathapura Keshava temple Now it is stopped and looks like a crow sitting over an abandoned temple, yes it is an ODD to here !. Whatever, evergreen construction drawing the attention of visitors from all over the world.

Traveling Route
Bangalore to somanathapura – 137 KM
Bangalore – Kanakapura – Malavalli – Somanathapura

Mysore to somanathapura – 35 KM
Mysore – Bannuru – Somanathapura

Mandya to somnathpur – 38 KM
Mandya – Kirugavalu – Bannuru – Somanathapura

Places Nearby.
Mysore, T narasipura, Mudukuthore, Shivanasamudra, Talakadu,

Route Map for most visiting places.

Bangalore to Shravanabelagola - 144 KM
Shravanabelagola to Channarayapatna - 14 KM
Channarayapatna to Hassan - 40 KM
Hassan - Mosale - 11 KM
Hassan to Halebidu - 30 KM
Halebidu to Belavadi - 13 KM
Halebidu to Belur - 18 KM
Belavadi to Belur - 30 KM (via Kalasapura and Kaimara handpost)
Hassan to koravangala - 12 KM  (Towards Arasikere road)
Near sathanur

On the Way Somanathapura

Well maintained Garden

That is the point

Entrance

somanathapura temple

Pillars are in good condition

Idol inside the temple

Lord Ganesha

A lot you can see

Temple a view

Lines of Idols

A perspective

One more angle

Temple Inside

Visitors

One more angle

Somnathpur Temple

Entrance

Aperture effect

somanathapura

Photos are Non Stop for visitors

Star shaped temple

Ambaari !

Temple outside

garuda gamba

Temple Entrance

Garden covers the temple

One more perspective

Final thought of the temple

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