Somnathpur (Somnathpura) is a small town situated half a mile far from the River Kaveri. The town is around 35 kms away from the city of Mysore. Somnathpur is a home to the popular Keshava temple built during the reign of Hoysala emperors. The temple stands erect as a symbol of great authority and skills […]
Somnathpur, also known as Somnathpura, lies in the district of Mysore in Karnataka, India. This little town is located at a distance of 35 Kilometers from the City of Mysore. This town is home to the famous Chennakeshava Temple built by the Hoysala commander, Somnath, in 1268 A.D is a live example of the heritage and culture of the Hoysala Empire and this temple was constructed using the soapstone. A monumental beauty, the architectural design of this temple attracts people from all over the world. The Archaeological Survey of India has declared it as a heritage site. The Talakad Panchalinga Temple is another popular place for pilgrims. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is known for the Pathaleshwara Shivalinga the color of which is red during the morning, black at noon and white in the evening. The Mudukuthore Mallikarjuna Temple is another place worth visiting.
Keshava Temple, Somanathapura. Image courtesy Srinivasa83
Located at a distance of 27 kilometers from this town, Shivanasamudhra, a tiny village is home to two famous waterfalls the Gaganachukki and the Barachukki that has its origin in the Kaveri River. The city of Mysore which lies close to this town is also one of the most visited places in the country. Though the peak time is during April, May, and September to January, the best time to visit Somnathpur is from October to March. Learn more about Somanthpur.
District: Mysore Town: Mudukuthore Temple: Mudukuthore Mudukuthore Mallikarjuna Temple The Mudukuthore Mallikarjuna Temple is located in Mudukuthore town in Mysore. Mudukuthore Mallikarjuna Temple – Overview The Mudukuthore Mallikarjuna Temple is one of the Panchalinga Darshana Temples in and around Talakad. The other temples are Sri Kshetra Vaideshwara, Sri Pathaleshwara, Sri Maruleshwara, and Sri Arakeshwara. Along […]
District: Mysore Town: Somanathapura Temple: Keshava Temple The Keshava Temple is located in Somanathapura town in Mysore district, Karnataka. Keshava Temple, Somanathapura – Overview The Keshava temple at Somanathapura is another magnificent Hoysala monument, perhaps the last. This is a breathtakingly beautiful Trikuta Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna in three forms – Janardhana, Keshava and […]
District: Mysore Town: Somanathapura Temple: Chennakesava Temple Chennakesava Temple The Chennakesava Temple is located in Somanathapura town in Mysore district. Chennakesava Temple – Overview This temple was not commissioned by King Vishnuvardhana. Belur is home to that Chennakesava temple. This temple was built during the Hoysala period by a commander of the Hoysala army called […]