Visit to Somanathapur - a heritage temple in Karnataka

Somanathapura is a 13th century Vishnu temple near Mysore in Karnataka. It was built by the Hoysala king, Narasimha the third of Karnataka
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The Somanathapura has three shrines of Chennakeshava, Krishna & Janardana. This picture shows Janardana statue. Unworshippable because the right toe is broken by invading Moslems in 14th century

The Somanathapura has three shrines of Chennakeshava, Krishna & Janardana. This picture shows Janardana statue. Unworshippable because the right toe is broken by invading Moslems in 14th century

Dwarapalaka - entrance attendant at Somanathapura

Dwarapalaka - entrance attendant at Somanathapura

Inside the temple tower. Frenzied superbly sculpted stone works from 14th century. At Chennakeshava temple in Somanathapura

Inside the temple tower. Frenzied superbly sculpted stone works from 14th century. At Chennakeshava temple in Somanathapura

The left tower of Somanathapura temple

The left tower of Somanathapura temple

The Krishna temple at Somanathapura. Beautiful stone sculptures from Hoysala period

The Krishna temple at Somanathapura. Beautiful stone sculptures from Hoysala period

View of inner part of entrance tower as viewed from temple steps. At Chennakeshava temple in Somanathapura

View of inner part of entrance tower as viewed from temple steps. At Chennakeshava temple in Somanathapura

Stone carvings on temple wall in Somanathapura

Stone carvings on temple wall in Somanathapura

Stone wall on the left side of Chennakeshava temple in Somanathapura. Sculptural zenith of Hoysala style of stone works

Stone wall on the left side of Chennakeshava temple in Somanathapura. Sculptural zenith of Hoysala style of stone works

What an amazing stone wall - created 700 years ago at Somanathapura

What an amazing stone wall - created 700 years ago at Somanathapura

Brahma in Somanathapura temple

Brahma in Somanathapura temple

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