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Somanathpur Keshava Temple is a beautiful example of Hoysala architecture.It is one of the most beautiful and best preserved temples from the Hoysala Dynasty since 13th century.


Keshava Temple has religious and historical importance. It is not only a place of worship for devotees but also a testament to the beautiful architecture of the Hoysala dynasty. The temple is believed to have been built by King Narasimha III's minister Somanatha Dandanayaka and was completed in 1268 AD. The building of the temple reflects the unique Hoysala style, characterized by beautiful images, detail- sculptures and carvings. It is considered one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The speciality of Somanathpur Keshava Temple?

You will be spell bound to see the beautiful statues in the temple. The main attraction in Keshava temple is the large statue of Krishna holding a flute and another statue of lord Vishnu who will be in the form of Janardhana – An epithet of lord Vishnu. There are many other statue of lord Vishnu which especially at the central shrine which reflects the architectural grandeur.

Entry \ Darshan time - 9 AM to 5.30 PM.

Best time to visit -

October to March.

Festivals –

Keshava Temple is a major tourist attraction in Karnataka. But no worship, rituals, Poojas, or festivals takes place in the temple.

How to reach Somanathpur Keshava Temple? :

Mysore airport is the nearest to reach Keshava Temple. Drive from Mysore airport to Keshava temple covers about 42 km.

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