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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Somanathapura Keshava Temple

One of the finest of Hoysala style architectures, in Mysore, Karnataka

Keshava Temple at Somanathapura (a.k.a Somnathpur, Somanathpur, etc.) , just 36 km from the historic Mysore city in Mysore district, Karnataka, is an excellent example of the spectacular Hoysala style of architecture. Full of intricate sculptures; beautiful and ornate carvings, pillars, lintels and ceilings, this magnificent work of art is one of the few well preserved Hoysala monuments.