Prasanna Kesava Devalaya is a famous shrine located at Somnathpur, 35 km from Mysore
. This is a three-storied temple, noted for its architectural excellence. Built in AD 1269 by Somanatha, the grandson of Hoyasala Narasimha II, Prasanna Kesava Temple has shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva
, Lord Krishna
, Lord Brahma
and Lord Ganesh
. In architecture, this temple resembles the famous Chennakesava Temple
. Placed on a high plinth, the temple has three pyramidal towers and looks like a star. The walls are adorned with numerous sculptural images.
The nearest airport is at Bangalore