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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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  • 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 buil...  more »
  • Dating back to Hoysala period, this temple stands testimonial for the architectural and engineering capabilities of our ancestors. Intricately carved statutes, designs inspires you and brings awe and ...  more »
  • The Keshava Temple is located in Somanathapura town in Mysore district, Karnataka.The Keshava temple at Somanathapura is another magnificent Hoysala monument, perhaps the last. This is a breathtakingl...  more »
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  • Best place to visit. And it will be more interesting for those who like historical places. One can understand the skills of the ancient Engineers, architectures and workers. You cannot find such a great monument if you are trying to skip this temple i your tour plan.
  • Poetry on stone.sculptures. speak volumes about our rich artistic heritage. If u love history&grandeur in holy places this is a must for u.
  • Such a beautiful place, it had build around 1000 years before still have best and detailed carving.
  • A very beautiful temple build by the hosyala's which was destroyed by invaders but now protected by the govt as heritage site . The Marvellous architecture will leave u spell bound . Would recommend to hire a guide to know abt The intricate carvings of the temple
  • Beautiful place. Just marvelous. It does have guides. Very clean.