Somnathpur

Somnathpur / Somanathapura (ಸೋಮನಾಥಪುರ) is a town located 35 km from Mysore, Karnataka State, India. Somanathapura is famous for the Keshava templeby Somanatha, a Dandanayaka (commander) in 1268 CE under Hoysala Empire King Narasimha III, when the Hoysalas were the major power in South India.

Parshwanath Idol at Somnathpur – In the premises of this temple in one of the corners a few ruined idols are preserved. Among these is found the 4 feet high ruined idol of Lord Parshwanath in Kayotsarga (standing) posture.

Tirthankar Parshwanath idol, Somnathpur, Karnataka, India.
Tirthankar Parshwanath idol, Somnathpur, Karnataka, India. (Photo by: Nitin H.P., Bengaluru)

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