Someshwara Temple – Suttur – Nanjangud – Mysuru

Serial No 91


Monument Name

Someshwara Temple


Picture


Place
Suttur


Taluk
Nanjangud


District
Mysore


Location

9 miles east of Nanjangud on the banks of Kapini

Classification
Non-Living Temple


Category
A


Orientation
E


Dedication
 


Period / Date
A.D


AD / BC
AD


Dynastic Affiliation
Hoysala Narasimha I


Style
Hoysala / Vesara


Material

Granite and Potstone

Description of the Monument

The Someshvara temple is a triple-shrined structure comprising of a central hall and a front hall. In the west cell is the Someshvara linga, while the south cell contains a beautiful image of Sankaranarayana.This 5′ high image which has a torana is flanked by the figures of Shiva and Vishnu, the pedestal bears the images of bull and Garuda together. The north shrine contains Saptamatrikas along with the figure of Chamunda to its west. The sanctum and Sukhanasi have finely carved lotus ceilings. The Navaranga has bell-shaped pillars and the Trimurtis are depicted on the doorway. The ornate tower of the temple is finely designed with Soapstone sculptures

 Description of Sub Monuments

A small mantapa before the temple has 4 vase-shaped pillars. On the pillars of this shrine are 2 votive sculptures of a father and a son draped in religious attire. To the right of the Someshvara temple is a small shrine of Mulastaneshvara linga.

Details of Paintings
Nill


Details of Inscriptions

In Chola I dated 1032, Suttur is called ‘Srotriyur’

Architect Sculptor / Artist

 


Published Source

Mar 1918 pages 24

Mar 1944 pages 20 & 21

Importance

Archaeological


Protected by
State DAM, Mysore


Govt Order No
 


Tourist Information


Suitable season for visit
 


Approach by Rail
Nanjangud


Approach by Road

Suttur


Approach by AIR
Bangalore


Local Transport
Bus, Auto, Taxi


Accommodation
Ritz Hotel

 Boarding
Ritz Hotel, Mysore


Permission to Photograph
State Department of Archaeology and Museums, Mysore

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