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Feb 9, 2009 - Day Trip - Somnathpur Village

2-9 To Somanathur & Keshava temple, Samanathapura, on the Cauvery River built in 1268 AD by general of Hoysala king Narasimha III (1254-1291 AD). Ornately carved in Hoysala style w/ Vishnu, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesha, Rati Manmathars Mahishasura...etc, etc. Really the only reason we went was to get out of town, and we accomplished it in spades...countryside w/ locals in 2 different buses over rutted, bumpy roads...most tourists hire taxis as we discovered when we got there. Would not have missed the bus for anything since it was by far the...

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