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A Nostalgic trip to Hoysala Temples

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Keshava Temple of Hoysala Architecture at Somanathapura, Karnataka, India. []

HOYSALA TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE AND GRANDEUR: Chenna Kesava Temple (1150 A.D), Kaidala, Tumkuru Taluk, Tumkur District.

Somanathapura is famous for the Chennakesava Temple (also called Kesava or Keshava temple) built by Soma, a dandanayaka (commander) in 1268 CE under Hoysala king Narasimha III, when the Hoysalas were the major power in South India. The Keshava temple is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture and is in a very well preserved condition. The temple is in the care of the Archeological Survey of India as a protected heritage site and visitors are allowed only from 9:00AM to 5:30PM…

Hoysala sculpture (a column capital) of a heavenly dancer. Chennakesava Vishnu Temple, Belur, Karnataka, India, 1117AD.

A day trip to Somanathapur Chennakeshava Temple

Road Trip to Somanathapur Chennakeshava Temple