Mysuru (Mysore) to Somnathpur Temple



The beautiful Mysore city, famed for its glorious past finds ample mention in the chronicles of history. An ever popular tourist destination, the city is flooded with tourists throughout the year. The various fun filled excursions from Mysore to other South Indian thoroughfares are also a rage with tourists. In fact, the sojourn from Mysore to Somnathpur Temple has attracted legions of aficionados who keep returning to the city.

The charming bucolic surroundings of Somanathapur village sited at a distance of 35 km is famed for its stunning Hoysala temple consecrated to the venerable Prasanna Chennakeshava. There are three temples enshrined within the premises of the star shaped temple that are dedicated to the revered Prasanna Chennakeshava and Lord Janardhana and Venugopala, two different incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

A trip from Mysore to Somnathpur Temple proves that Karnataka has been rightly nicknamed the cradle of stone architecture. The tiny hamlet bearing the last of the relics of the Kesava temple that is a hallmark of the cultural anthesis of Hoysalas, who ruled large portions of Karnataka between 1100 to 1320 AD . Apart from the ancient Kesava temple, the Belur and Halebid temples are also very famous. Archaeologists and historians claim that the temple constructed in 1268 AD, was a symbol of the efflorescence of the Hoysalas. A stone inscription at the entrance of the stellar temple narrates the shrine's splendid history. However, owing to the ravages of time, the legendary idol of Kesava is no more enshrined in the temple.



Last Updated on 9/14/2011



     


     

Which is the longest National Highway in India?Previously known as National Highway 7, National Highway 44 (NH 44) is the longest-running National Highway in India. It is 3,745 km long and covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP. It starts from Srinagar in the north and ends in Kanyakumari in the south. NH-44… Read More...
Which Indian state is the largest producer of silk?Karnataka is the largest producer of silk in India. The state produces an average of around 8,200 metric tonnes of silk every year, which is about one-third of the total silk production in India. Up to November 2017, Karnataka has produced 5,962 metric tonnes of… Read More...
Which is India's poorest state? As per the National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4), Bihar is India's poorest state with 43 percent incidence of Multidimensional Poverty (MDP) and having more than 50% households in the bottom wealth quintile. Despite India being… Read More...


EU GDPR Update:
MapsofIndia has updated its Terms and Privacy Policy to give Users more transparency into the data this Website collects, how it is processed and the controls Users have on their personal data. Users are requested to review the revised Privacy Policy before using the website services, as any further use of the website will be considered as User's consent to MapsofIndia Privacy Policy and Terms.
We follow editorialcalls.org for border and boundary demarcations