Saturday, July 11, 2009

Chennakeshava temple - Somanathpur

The fabulous temple of Somanathpur was always eluding me when ever I used to planned to visit the wonderful place some how I could not make it this time before going to Kotagiri from Bangalore I decided to visit this place since we had planned to leave on Friday night I landed in Mysore on Friday morning after freshening up having breakfast I took a bus from Mysore to Somnathpur there are lot of local buses plying from Mysore, I reached the place by 9am the glorious heritage was reflected in the magnificent temple it's architecture took me to many hundred years in time I was lost thinking how beautiful and precise things were though the technology was not as advanced as it is now one has to agree its man's super brain be it any time or advancement nothing compared to human wonder and this temple was a classic example,
spending considerate amount of time looking from every angle basking in its grand splendor I had my heart's content of ancient wonder art cheers to all the architects and wonderful people who put in so much of dedication into this wonderful piece of art.












For the inscription on the stone slab, it becomes fairly evident that the magnificent temple was completed and consecrated in 1268 A.D. The shrine stands in the middle of a walled compound, around which runs an open verandah with 64 cells. The temple itself, stellar in shape, has three profusely carved pinnacles with a common Navranga and stands on a raised platform. The three sanctums once housed beautifully carved idols of Kesava, Janardhana and Venugopala.


7 comments:

ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

Beautiful!!!!

Aravind GJ said...

Photos of very good!!

sandeep said...

i've skipped somnathpur all this while. after seeing this pic, i feel i shudnt have :)

shivu said...

rakesh,

somanathpur photos and details super....keep it up...

sudheer kumar said...

nice one.we missed last time rakesh.we saw temple from gate only,any u compleated.

Anonymous said...

nice work again .....

rakesh holla said...

Dear Rajesh Sir,Shivu sir,Aravind Sir,Sudheer Kuamr...
Thanks for keep on visiting my blog&your comments..

Dear Sandeep,
Dont skip such a beautiful place...