Gods and Goddesses

Gods and Goddesses

This is a quick description of the Hindu pantheon for those who are new to the iconography aspect of Hinduism. Somnathpur has a large number …

 

Outer wall

Outer wall

The most striking feature of the Hoysala architecture is its abundant use of sculpture. In some way the whole temple appears as a massive piece …

 

Where is Somnathpur?

Where is Somnathpur?

Somnathpur is a small town in Karnataka state in southern India. This place is better known for the 750 years old Kesava Temple. Somnathpur is about …

 

Colonnade

Colonnade

Colonnade with Lathe-turned pillars at Somnathpur

 

Travel Tips

Travel Tips

See Mysore to Somnathpur & Bangalore to Somnathpur

 

History

History

Elephant , Somnathpur, Karnataka

 

Mythology

Mythology

Lord Vishnu sitting on the coiled snake , Somnathpur, Karnataka

 

Soapstone Carvings

Soapstone Carvings

Soapstone carvings in Somnathpur

 

Janardhana

Janardhana

Janardhana one of the numerous names of Lord Krishna. This aspect of Krishna refers to ‘the One Who Bestows Boons On One and All’. One …

 

Venugopala

Venugopala

Gopala is the aspect of Lord Krishna as the cowherd. In this Krishna often spots a bamboo flute (venu). One of the three sanctorums contains …