Masterpiece stone carving of Hindu god on horseback, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam, Tamil Nadu State, India | por Mikey Stephens

Masterpiece stone carving of Hindu god on horseback, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam, Tamil Nadu State, India | por Mikey Stephens

Brihadishwara Temple, Thanjavur (Tanjore/Stanmore), Tamil Nadu, India. Photo Arian Zwegers

Brihadishwara Temple at Thanjavur (UNESCO World Heritage Site), India (Photo Arian Zwegers)

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…

Somanathapura is famous for the Chennakesava Temple (also called Kesava or…


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