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Chennakesava Temple, Mysuru (Mysore)

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Marvel at the fine architecture and artwork of Chennakesava Temple, a Hoysala temple made from soapstone. The well-preserved complex dates back to 1268, when the area was ruled by Hoysala king Narasimha III. Sitting in an impressively high-walled enclosure, the temple consists of three main shrines, all to forms of the Hindu god Vishnu. Outside, note the symmetry of its architectural design, the horizontal ornamental patterns, and the details of the roofs; inside, linger over the intricate interiors and finely wrought sculptures. Arrange your visit to Chennakesava Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Mysuru (Mysore) using our Mysuru (Mysore) trip generator.
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  • The stone carvings @Somnathpur are purely amazing . The temple is 30+ kms away from Mysore city . If you are planning to visit Mysore this is a must visit place in Mysore . Go ahead and explore this a...  more »
  • We all friends went to this temple for worship. Very nice carvings. carvings were just mind blowing. 
  • Each of the heritage temples of yore are so different from each other, and they really showcase what India once was!! 
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  • Visited twice. Will do it again. The finest sculptures in India were done by Hoysalas. Three temples remain, the least opulent is this one. But absolutely fascinating with a jeweller's precision on stone. A must visit for the art lover. Watch for the panels outside the Temple. Sit inside and imagine the days of dimly lit lamps, fragrance of flowers and the vivacious dancers!
  • You will witness one of the finest architecture and sculptures. The lush green villages and farm lands on the way are a treat to your eyes. The temple complex is well maintained and peaceful. Would advice not to miss this place if you are visiting Mysore.
  • Sree Chenna Kesava Temple of Somnathpura, about 35 Kms from Mysore, were built in the year 1268,and got place in the UNESCO HERITAGE LIST along with Belur-Halebeedu.
  • Super don't see in the map go visit. A hoysalas architecture archited by jakanachari when he lost his right hand he built the temple with one hand when temple Completed his hands atomaticaly grown up.this says that the power of god and temple
  • Magnificent architecture that makes your jaw drop in awe. Calm place. Road leading to temple (from sivanasamudra) is not that great. No hotels nearby so better take your lunch along with you. We suffered a lot.