Route from Bangalore: Take Mysore Highway, from Maddur take diversion towards Malavalli. From Malavalli take right turn and go straight. Thats it. Talakkad is 27 kms from Somanathpur.

A tourist @ kesava Temple, Somanathpur

Outside kesava Temple, Somanathpur

From the Entrance …

Left side.

Inside the temple

One Random shot …

More … (click to enlarge)

Thanks to the great friends who were with me for the trip. So Where are we going next week ?

Last weekend we ended up in a Talakkad. I must say that it is a mysterious place with Sand dunes and beautiful temples.

Siva Temple, Talakkad.

The festival in this temple is observed once in 12 years. This year the festival is being celebrated and it starts on November 20th 2006. (Well, the festival falls on the same year when Neela Kurinji blooms in Munnar !)

The Dwarpalaks (Gate Keepers)



The torso of the dwar palaks are Nandi’s Face !

The mysterious snake and rings

These granite rings, the snake and the corner of the roof is made of a single rock !!! Whoa!


On the way

The Gang