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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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  • Quite a hot day to visit the temple but very interesting. Shoes have to be removed. At times it was rather crowded with visitors but well worth a visit 
  • This is a truly fabulous temple about 15 miles north of Mysuru and on the way to/from Bengalaru. Covered with carvings and incredibly well preserved it's an absolute must see if you are in the area. N...  more »
  • This is an excellent temple near Mysore. The architecture of this temple is extraordinary. You will have to spend hours to enjoy the intricate details of sculptures in this temple. There is a garden o...  more »
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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.