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I am collecting Indian Heritage and culture related vintage postcards, paintings, prints etc. and exhibited them at several locations across India in various events and also sharing them with school and college children by giving presentations to them on Indian Heritage and Culture with my collections and also documenting puppetry etc. intangible performances.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Somanathapura Temple Mysore

Somanathapura ಸೋಮನಾಥಪುರ (also known as Somnathpur) is a town located 35 Kilometers from Mysore City in Mysore District of Karnataka State.  Somanathapura is famous for Chennakesava Temple  (also called Kesava or Keshava temple) built by Soma, a dandanayaka (commander) in 1268 CE under Hoyasala King Narasimha III, when the Hoyasalas were the Major power in South India. The Keshava temple is one of the finest example of Hoyasala Architecture and is in a very well preserved condition.  This temple is in the card of Archaeological Survey of India as a Protected Heritage Site and visitors are allowed only from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

The above text courtesy from the Wikipedia.org website.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somanathapura

In my collection i have a special cover on Somanathapura Temple,Mysore issued by Mysore Philatelics on the ocassion of NUPHIL'08 (Numismatic and Philatelic Exhibition) held at Mysore between 31st October to 2nd November 2008.

This is my special cover on Somanathapura Temple,Mysore.

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