Frontal view of Chennakesava temple, Somanathapura, near Mysore, Karnataka, India, Asia.
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Dimensions:5184 x 3456 px | 43.9 x 29.3 cm | 17.3 x 11.5 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:3 March 2015
Location:Somanathapura, Mysore, Karnataka, India, Asia
The Chennakesava Temple /Chennakeshava located at Somanathapura is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. The temple was built by Soma, a Dandanayaka (lit, "commander") in 1268 C.E. under Hoysala king Narasimha III, when the Hoysala Empire was the major power in South India.