Monday, November 9, 2015

Somnathapura

Somanathapura is a small village located 35 km from the historic town Mysore. It is often referred as poor cousin of Belur and Halebidu the places known for more famous temples of Hosyala period.



In the ancient times the Hoysala's were the major power in South India and they has built many temples during their reign. One among them is the extraordinary Chennakeshava Temple in the area.



Since it is a remote village one could also see here lot of birds.



The other tourist places near by are:

26 comments:

Rat said...

Nice clicks. Also interesting to know about this place. Thanks for sharing.

Liz Needle said...

Lovelt images as usual Rajesh. Thanks for sharing.

Maria Gagliano said...

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eileeninmd said...

Wonderful collection of images. The bloom is pretty. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Joyful said...

This is a lovely series of photos and collages. Have a lovely week, Rajesh!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Amazing temple indeed.
Very nice collage, too.

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures for the day, Rajesh, as always!! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty! I hope you have a great new week!!

Fun60 said...

That looks a very interesting area especially the wildlife.

Photo Cache said...

I am always curious about this area called Mysore.

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Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I like the bird with the bright blue feathers!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

A beautiful temple today Rajesh.
India is such an amazing country with wonderful culture and architecture.
I love the little bird you photographed too!
Shane

Linda said...

These are beautiful shots!

Indrani said...

Lovely framing the first shot!
A great place, very well maintained too.

Wandering Wren said...

Always happy to see the little birds and the amazing indian architecture!
Wren x

Findlay Wilde said...

Is the blue bird a type of Kingfisher? Great pictures.

Donna said...

I would love to have such a stunning poor cousin as this.

Al said...

What a beautiful place. Are the temples lit at night?

Jeevan said...

Beautiful capture on the temple and nature aside!

Marie C said...

Beautiful place...beautiful shots!

Deborah Baker said...

Beautiful temple and photographs!

Margaret Adamson said...

Beautiful images

Skylar Whetstone Hayley Bollag Romney said...

incredible.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Nice shots. Loved the collage a lot.

Yogi Saraswat said...

Nice place to visit !!

stepstogether said...

Nice photos

purba chakraborty said...

Beautiful pictures :)