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Sir, if we people in youtube or social media upload a complete detailed video, in what way does it effect your job as a Guide In front of this temple across the road a little ahead is another ancient Panchalingeshwara temple that is in a state of ruins if you want to view the video of that temple, click the link above behind this temple is another ancient temple i could not figure out which gods temple it is that too is in a state of ruins if you want to see the video of that temple you can click the link above these two videos i had done earlier so i have used free music so please excuse me for that music now come lets us go and see Somanathapura If you are coming from Mysore or Bangalore, either ways the roads are very good to reach here how to reach here and also the Google map location i will include in the description We are now at Somanathapura Temple this temple too i will show with the help of the guide i have a request for the tourist that when you come to visit such temple please take the services of the guide because you tubers like me upload such videos, do not resort to not taking guide service because no matter how many times you see my video to know and understand which carving is where you definitely will need guide service also after spending so much and coming so far seeing only the carving of the stone and returning instead of that get the correct details of it by taking guide service it will help us as well as them and you tubers like us who create awareness will also feel happy and all guides who are here are licensed guides, they will not give you any wrong information this temple is under ASI along with that ASI caretakers are also here due to this there will be no one around who will give you wrong information so my request is that when you come here after spending so much atleast those who come here after seeing this video, please take guide service, this is my request now along with Guide Shoba come let us see this temple My name is Shoba Its has been 750 years since this temple was built this temple was built in 1268 this was built by Somanatha Dandanayaka He was Hoysala King Narasimha III courts tax collector Since this person Somanatha got this temple constructed this village got the name Somanatha pura here on one platform there are three garbhagudi is there which means there are three temples on it in that the first one is Venugopala means krishna second one is Keshava third is Janardhana but on this temple there is no worship reason for this is twice this temple was attacked by Muslim rulers first was in 1311 and second was in 1326 In 1311, Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji’s General Malik Kafur looted this temple again for the second time in 1326 Muhammad Bin Tughlaq the main idol of here, that is the one in the Grarbhagudi in the center the statue of Keshava, was fully destroyed by him As per Hindu customs the damaged statues are not worshiped in anyway this temples name is Keshava Temple since Somanatha got it built Somanatha means Shiva but this is not a temple dedicated to Shiva this temple is totally dedicated to Vishnu Since the person who constructed it was Somanatha hence this village got the name as Somanathapura this was written in 13th century this inscription is in Old Kannada this includes details such as who built it, when they built it who all donated and contributed to this temple all such complete details have been written in Olden Kannada language but we cannot read this the whole temple history is written in this since we cannot read this, the main points have been translated and placed there it has been translated to Hindi, Kannada and English this does not have the complete history, only the main points have been translated the features of Hoysala style temple are on one platform they build upto five garbhagudi five temples in this the famous ones are the ones with three Garbhagudi which is Belur, Halebidu and Somanathapura In belur it is Ekakuta, which means there is only One temple same like this there is one platform on which there is a single Garbhagudi means inside there is only one temple so that is known as Ekakuta Ekakuta means one temple, Chennakeshava is the God it is a Vishnu temple In halebidu it is Dwikuta means two temples they are Hoysaleshwara and Shanthaleshwara, Shiva temples In Somanathapura it is trikuta means there are three garghagudi in it thus it is known as thrikuta the maximum they build is five garbhagudi Chattiskuta means an example of this is a temple at Doddagaddavalli in Hassan district Panchakuta temple is at Govindanahalli at K R pete it has five garbhagudi’s Here it is Trikutachala means three garbhagudi Hoysala style built temples are built using Soap stone or Chalk stone this was a big boulder this was broken and cut into separate pieces and it was separately joined using interlocking system how it is made is the chalk stone is cut into a piece one piece is made long as a rod in another they make a hole they insert the rod part into the hole this is how it is placed for this they never used any bricks or cement but now what ever we do we use cement, iron rods and bricks back them the soap stone was used such that when taken out of the earth the stone would be soft when it is soft it is carved and placed in position using interlocking system this stone is scientifically known as Cretaceous the chalk stone when taken out of the earth the stone would be soft when it is soft it is carved and placed in position this whole temple has been made using interlocking system i will show you the hole and the gap there to see how they have placed it using interlock and it is built in the platform shaped as a Nakshatra(Star) the Hoysala style built temples are all built in Star shape see here each corner is the star shape one person had asked a question that when it is built using chalk stone, it should be white, why is it black? chalk stone comes in three colours so it is not necessary that the chalk stone has to be white it comes in blue, black and white these three colours here it is black because when it is slightly shaded is will appear white all these stones are 750 years old it is an old temple and so it has shaded due to seasoning it has shaded Hoysala style temple will have this basement which is star shaped, on top of it is the garghbagudi only the three temples are famous this is trikutachala Vishnu temple guards or Dwarapalakas are Jaya and Vijaya they are the dwarapalakas but the once who guard the full temple are those two statues there, under neath the step are Kshetra and Pala they guarad the full temple, Kshetra and Pala Dwarapalakas are Jaya and Vijaya where ever you see a Vishnu temple Dwarapalakas are Jaya and Vijaya yes at all Hoysala Vishnu temples Kshetra Pala guard the full temple shall we start from outside, yes Vishnu’s Dashaavatara (10 avatars or forms) In that the 9th avatara is Buddha 10th avatara is Kalki Kalki also has a form but that is not depicted here as it symbolizes the end So the ones which are done here are buddha see the hands here were made of stone later in 1958 by Archaeology department declared this temple a protected monument then there was a gap here, so they inserted a iron rod here and filled it with white cement that has been done recently, an effort to join hands previously there were no rods or cement in it the whole thing was carved out of chalk stone and it would harden here i will show you how they use interlock system to assemble the temple previously i had mentioned how they assemble using interlocking system this temple is fully made out of Chalk stone but it is not carved out of a single stone here there are thousands of pieces one stone in the form of rod how it will be is from here to here they will make it so long so this is the length in one more the hole will be only this much so in between that hole, the rod part is placed the minute it is placed it does not get locked only when it is exposed to light and air it hardens on its own the chalk stone will be very soft when taken out of the earth it is kept inside carved this will be kept for measurement so after carving this, this has been place here like this the ones who did this, did it such that it can be removed and reassembled this way the whole temple has been assembled using interlock system if you are not able to understand here, then look at the pillar which has fallen there in the center of that pillar there is a little thread yes in the center so the hole is placed inside this thread and assembled this is how they fix the interlock these all are thousands of pieces which have been assembled it cant be done in a single piece So all these thousands of pieces have been assembled this is known as interlocking system this is in North Indian style this is similar to the Puri Jaganatha Temple North style means, the Kalasha will be at the top the sides are sloped for the rain water to flow down Here the temples that we build are Dravidian style this part will be flat this is north and this is south if both of this are mixed and made then look at the design above the shikara see this side, like this if both are mixed then it becomes Vesara if we mix Nagara and Dravida then it becomes Vesara if more that three styles are mixed then is Vysara since two styles are mixed this is vesara style of Architecture look at the corner above is the Vishnu statue that is done by mixing both nagara and dravida style this is Hoysalas emblem Lion all of its faces have been destroyed each one they have broken all hindu temples when attacked by Muslim rulers, first what they did is to spoil the beauty of the statues, that was their prime aim first when they attack, the first thing which catches the attention in the statue is the nose that is why first they have cut off the nose of all the statues next they break the hands and then the legs in Hindu temples once the statues are deformed no kind of worship is offered that is why they broke and spoilt all this back then there were no bank facilities so all money and precious things were kept buried underneath inside the temple when they came to loot it first time they took away all that they found in 1311 and again in 1326 in 1311 Malik Kafur the General who came looted the place but did not damage much In 1326 Mohammed bin tughlaq he takes what ever he gets and then destroys alot of things here and then goes after that there was no kind of security here this was protected from 1958 by Archaeology department since it is a protected monument it is well maintained now initially when this temple was built, pooja was done for 45 years do you mean after maintenance? No, pooja was done when the temple was constructed after that the attack happened way later, after the attack , Archaeology department took over this temple was protected under law till then there was no security provided to this temple look at the corners they have built the temple in Vesara style the temple is built in shape of Nakshatra, since there are three temples here here are 36 corners how do we get 36 corners is to get star shape for one temple there will be 12 corner’s one star has 12 corners since Halebidu has two temples it has 24 corners Since here are three temples, there are 36 corners for a temple to get a star shape it has to have 12 corners so 12 each, 12 x 3=36 corners these are known as Pattige this is common to Belur and Halebidu in Hoysala style temple these three rows will be common the star shape platform will also be common here in the Pattige the first row is of rows of elephants rows of horses rows of flowering climbers stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata various avataras of Vishnu and Lakshmi above is the Kamasutra means during Hoysala times, how the ruler should be was strong as a elephant quick as a horse the administration was done as beautifully as a flowering climber to indicate this, these three rows were made this can also be interpreted or can be compared to Dharma, Aartha, Kama and Moksha these three rows will be common only in Hoysala style temples no where else, only in Belur, Halebidu, Somanathapura in Dashaavatara fifth avatara is Vamana Avatara Vaamana means small this is the fifth avatara in Dashaavatara this is Vishnu Vishnus vehicle Garuda vishnus wife Lakshmi this is a huntress even then huntress were there you can see a deer below Vishnu is always seen either in lying down position or standing position but here they have made him in sitting posture when the attack happened they have broken the three heads of the snake Adishesha means snake with seven heads here three head they have destroyed this is not so common posture of Vishnu a sitting Vishnu is rarely seen, always we only see lying down Vishnu or Standing Vishnu so here during attack they have broken the three heads now see there is a statue resembling Mahaveera, white in colour Parasu means five head and adishesha means seven heads this is dancing Ganesha this is dancing Saraswathi in her hands are the prayer beads and books then they used to write on Palm leafs scrolls they have depicted here holding these this is first temple MakarPranala first temple is of Venugopala, Krishna in olden days when pooje was done the abhisheka water would come out through this from Garbhagudi till here it is 13 feet long this is made out of a single stone they have done such separately for all three Garbhgudi it is 13 feet single stone from inside till here it is known as Makara Pranala if told in sanskrit its Makara Makara but it is not a crocodile this is an imaginary animal let me tell you its background pranala means drainage the water would drain out from here so it was known as pranala look at the design here it is square for two garbhagudi they have made a square for main temple they have made a circle there is no particular reason for this they have just made a design all three garbha gudi are separate but all three are made out of single stone and is 13 feet long this is Dashaavataras eighth avatara Krishna avatara, the flute has been broken in the middle this is the statue of Indira Indira holds diamond weapon and diamond stick in his hand how to identify Indra is by his diamond weapon and diamond stick in dashaavatara the sixth avatara is Parashurama avatara Parashurama holds an axe in his hand during the attack they have broken this seventh avatara is Rama Rama is holding bow and arrow in his hand eight is Krishna, ninth is buddha and tenth is Kalki this was not made in order, each sculptor has carved each one separately This is Vishnu doing meditation also known as Yoga narayana, a rare look of Vishnu have you seen Vishnu depicted as doing tapas anywhere you would not have seen since this is a Vishnu temple vishnus various unique carvings have been done here this kind of a unique statue in whole of India is seen only in two places one is at North India’s Badrinath there he is known as Badrinarayana or anantha narayana there they do pooje to him, here there is no pooje reason is that here they have broken the nose of the statue as i have mentioned all statues nose was broken since in statue one thing that catches the attention is nose so they first break the nose of the statue then hands and legs see this too is rare Dancing Lakshmi generally lakshmi statues are of sitting or standing lakshmi but here she is dancing, she is holding a lotus in her hand this too is a unique statue of dancing lakshmi how to identify lakshmi is by the lotus in her hand this is corn now it is grown widely in foreign countries yes it is known as sweet corn this was being grown here as well, this is a proof of that lakshmi is also known as Daanya Lakshmi and Dhana Lakshmi this is known as the accumulator of wealth it means this was grown here as well Daanya Lakshmi and Dhana Lakshmi this is chaturmukha brahma chaturmukha means four head, one head is at the back we do not worship brahma anywhere because for the creator of all even Saraswathi is equivalent to his daughter since he marries Saraswathi so Brahma is not worshiped anywhere in North India’s Pushkar, only there they worship Brahma so the detailed carving of Brahmas beard this is chaturmuka Brahma this is Dhanvantri Dhanvantri is god of Ayurveda in her one hand she holds Amrutha in a Kalasha and in another hand is a plate filled with medicine this is also one of Vishnu’s form in those days there were no doctors all used to use ayurveda even now ayurveda is being used but it does not heal so fast this dhanavantri is a form of Vishnu, god of ayurveda In dashaavatara the first avatara is matsya avatara, matsya means the face will be like a fish this is matsya avatara second avatara is Kurma avatara kurma avatara means tortise this is mandara mountain being held in the hand this is Kurma avatara third avathara is Varaha means pig see the difference between matsya and varaha is pig has nose, fish does not have a nose they both look quite similar Matsya, kurma, Varaha fourth avatara is narasimha Avatara here is Lakshmi and narasihma, lakshmi’s face has been damaged here this is the fourth avatara this is vishnus vehicle garuda this is vishnu and lakshmi going by their vehicle, scene is depicted here this is Indra, Indra’s wife sachidevi Indra’s Airavata, the white elephant this is a white elephant, when they have depicted it in movement you can notice its legs bent and its tails is also raised they have carved the scene of it moving here are all ramayana and Mahabaratha stories so in that i am telling you only the main stories see here the ramayana story to kidnap sita what Ravana does is he comes in a disguised form here the lakshmana rekhe is burning Jatau Bird comes and tries to stop Ravana but Ravana kills Jatau kidnaps Sita and goes here they have shown the ten headed Ravana see even though it is so small how nicely they have depicted it Here is the Ramayana Story if we tell all the stories it will take more than a month to finish only the main stories i am telling this is saraswathi holding the veena in the other statue she was holding a book, here they have broken the veena people have scrached and spoilt these here here is Krishnas story here you can see Krishna as a child drinking his mothers milk here he is playing with gopikas to kill Krishana, Kamsa sends Putali rakshasa you can see the Rakshasa lying down here Krishna kills Putali Rakshasa so they send another Rakshasa known as Shakatasura Shakata means cart this rakshasa through this cart to kill krishna here krishna kills him in those days this is how they used to store butter in pots one above the other they used to hang it using ropes here krishna is stealing and eating butter as he is unable to reach it, he uses his brother Balarama to sit down climbs on him, steals the butter and is eating it this is all Krishnas childhood antics how he grew up is depicted here all this is Krishna leela here you can see in a forest what all animals and birds are there the sculptor within such a small place has depicted all this even if we try to draw it using pen and paper it may not be done so neatly this is possible only on chalk stone this is forest, this is river In the forest you can see mountains hills, trees,plants cows, calves, monkey peacock elephant, rat such a small rat this is river snake fish crocodile, turtle, frog all has been done with so much details even if we try to draw it using pen and paper it may not be done so neatly means in such small place we cannot do neatly here you can see Swan it is Bhramas vehicle it is feeding morsel from its mouth to its chicks this is the front pose this is the side pose if you see from both the side it looks similar In those days 3 D system did not exist this was known as mirror imagination 3D system here it feeding its chicks from its beak this is the nest this is known as 3D system this is Kalinga Nartana the Kalinga snake joins Yamuna river he would kill all those cows and calves who used to come to the river to drink water then what Krishna does is during the killing of the Kalinga snake he is standing on it and dancing this is known as Kalinga Nartana(Dance) all these are continuous stories again three rakshas are sent to kill Krishna this is in human form this is in bull form one more is in form of python in these three forms when rakshasas were sent krisha kills all three of them Indra makes it rain continuously for seven days this cause disturbance to animal and humans then Krishna lifts this mountain using his pinky finger this is known as Govardhanagiridar due to three temples being here, there are 36 corners in Belur it is 12 corners in Halebidu it is 24, here it is 36 this is second temples Makarapranala all three temples its is 13 feet long made out of a single stone in this notice the design it is round for the main temple they have made a cirlcle there no particular reason for it from garbhagudi till here single stone 13 feet long now let me tell you about that animal you can see when the muslims attacked they have destroyed the nose of all the statues then the hands have been broken and the legs have been broken since it is deformed, now no pooje is done here this is an imaginary animal its name is Makara but it is not a crocodile seven parts of various animals have been combined and made into one animal elephants tusks crocodiles mouth monkey eyes cow ears body of pig legs of lion tail of the peacock means the tusk of the Elephant with it, the elephant can lift and throw any kind of object crocodiles mouth once it catches any animal it holds it very strong monkeys eyes are very sensitive and can see things as far as one kilometer and identify an fruit on a distant tree cow ears are very sharp pigs body is filled with lot of fat it doesnt die soon even if it is shoot at only when it is shot through its ears does it die soon lions legs ones it holds an animal it does not let go till it is dead peacocks tail is very beautiful this means for a brave warrior or a King these seven qualities should be there this is depicted through this animal if the king has these qualities he will be able to carry out his administration will even in an imagination they have included so much of thought here all local people have scribbled their names only when king has these qualities will he be able to rule so that is why in imagination it was done by them here previously there was no security here so locals have written their names here, see James, mahesh, vimal here in old kannada script sculptors have written their name here also is an imaginary story this is lakshmi narayana Vishnu makes lakshmi sit on his lap she places her one leg on the lotus flower due to here legs weight the lotus flower bends to support it the elephant holds it up using its trunk for support how nice the sculptors have carved their imagination who has sculpted this their name is written underneath it in Hale kannada Malithamma five sculptors are well known it took 68 years to construct this temple 500 sculptors have worked every day here two generations have together completed this temple among them the famous ones are five main artist Masanithamma mallithamma bameya and chowdeya Mallithamma is very well known for doing beautiful carvings the pronunciation is different than what is written he is a tamil sculptor to build it took 68 years and to destroy just few seconds this is part of Mahabaratha Kauravas and pandavas in Gurukula during their education were playing hiding in the tree Kauravas will go and hide in the tree what Bhima does is he comes searching for them guessing that they are hiding in this tree he shares the tree, the force is such that all those hiding in the tree fall down this is to depict how strong Bhima was Mahabarathas war situation is shown here when there was no security here all this was broken this was done recently with the help of the modern sculptors look at the difference this was done in 1958 they were not able to recreate it as neatly at it was done during ancient times now for everything we use white cement patches chalk stone has three colours white black and blue but that level of detail sculpting cannot be done this is a recent addition you can notice the difference even the pillars here were destroyed these were recently done in 1958 the original ones where done with chalk stone the recent ones were done using sand stone it was done in this design below the platform was all mud floor now the granite stone flooring was done that is sand stone that is chalk stone we can see the difference here, that will be a rough surface this will be soft and granite will be like this the rework has not come out as neat as the original workmanship around the temple there are 194 such big statues among them 164 are Vishnus statues six thousand such small statues area there total is 194 statues only Vishnus 164 statues these elephants around the temple there are a total of 547 elephants none are them are similar notice the corner elephant it two bodies one head if you see from any side it looks the same so it has one head with two bodies if you see from any side it looks the same all corners are made the same way? most corners they have done, some they have not this is two in one here they have shown pregnant ladies how they were in fifth month sixth month, seventh, eight, ninth and last after delivery they have shown the baby in the cradle here Bhima comes on a cart to kill Bakasura then bhima engages in battle with Bakasura this is bakasura this is third temples makarapranala janardhana temple the design here is square for two garghagudi it is square for main temple it is circle there is no reason for this hoysala style star shaped basement notice even the ventilation there is star shaped from outside from inside it is square outside star shape, inside square total there are 64 rooms here in all these rooms statues pertaining to vishnu and lakshmi were there in every room there were statues and pooje was there for all all that was destroyed very few statues remained those are the ones which are kept there outside those there, they are the only remaining ones one from this, was used to replace the main deity keshava which was fully destroyed, that one they have kept it inside in 1958 one is kept inside rest all are kept there only the cut piece ones are kept here when there was pooje here they used to do pooje for each and every statue` here is chamundeshwari here they have depicted the scene of chamundeshwari killing Mahishasura to fight with chamundreshwari, what Mahishasura does is he comes in the form of a bull in this form then chamundeshwari pushes the head to one side in her other hand is the trishula here trishula has been broken notice the piercing of the trishula has made the intestine come out see the detailed work they have done this is chamundeshwari Mahishasura who had come in the form of a bull this beautiful sculpting was done by Mallithamma here you can see dancing Parwathi hands have been damaged total eight hands in that only two hands remain in Ashtabuja six hands have been broken she is a shakthi devi the sculptors had written their name on these stone back when it was created in front of the temple we generally see a Garudabamba Garudagambha will be located at the front of the temple for this temple there is no garudagamba on the side is the Pillar which is known as Deepasthamba the difference between deepasthamba and garudagamba are generallly in Vishnu temples the garuda gamga will be in the center front of the temple either of them will be done in the temple here they have not done a garudasthamba only a deepasthamba during ancient times when pooje was there the villagers had no mode of media to pass on information such as TV or radio so they would not come to know about anything on top of it on four side there are holes, when the deepa is light above it the rope would be pulled with the help of a pully to light the deepa atop it so when people see the light deepa they would know that some function is there that is why this is known as deepa sthamba even now people who are not educated or not aware they too can easily understand this here hiranyakashapu due to his hatred for Vishnu tries to kill his own son Prahalada getting him stamped by an elephant throwing him down the mountain burning him in fire getting the poisonous snake to bite him all has been so nicely depicted notice each of the pillars carved so neatly now there is lot of corroding happening, since this is 750 years old temple all thee get shaded and spoilt due to rain water as well these are dwarapalakas Jaya and vijaya there was gap like this for this later they had fixed the iron rod was this gap left for interlocking purpose? No this was broken they had originally done the full hands when this was broken this gap was seen so in it they put cement patch with iron rod inside this temple there are 18 pillars and 16 ceilings this ceiling is known as Bhuvaneshwari these 16 ceilings in this first circle they have made small statues in those days 64 statues where there they have carved musicians there notice some beating the dhol playing the flute and so on first circle is the musicians next is in the temple the shikaras design there are two differences difference between gopura and shikara is that gopura will be at the front of the temple the one behind the garbhagudi the one above that is known as Shikara so this is Shikara design Gopura will be straight the entrance will be on that side so that is known as gopura shikara is the one above the Gharbhagui inside the temple in the nest circle is the buds of the lotus it is in two lines in the next circle are the cows hoof in the center is the Lotus bud this is the first stage of the lotus bud in all the 16 ceilings here you can see the lotus flower blooming step by step in the last one the flower has bloomed fully since this is vishnu temple and his wife is lakshmi lakshmis favorite is Kamala or lotus Here the lotus is a bud in the first stage in the 16 ceilings you can see the lotus flower blooming step by step in the last one the lotus has fully bloomed into a flower now see the ventilation here here is flower design from the here it is square outside they have done it in star shape back then there were no doors, all this was open in 1958 these doors were made and fixed inside there were no kind of doors this all was painted two years back all the surrounding rooms were chemically washed here if it has to be cleaned then everything needs to be stopped this is being cleaned daily, but it has not been washed all these was done by the local people when there was no security here oh locals have done this is it? yes for timepass they have made groves in the stone to play they had nothing else to do so they would sit here and play with the seeds here the lotus is in the second stage of blooming but the design on the ceiling has changed more than 50 sculptors have designed differently each one so the surrounding design of the ceiling changes in this you can see the lotus blooming the petals around it have been broken above that is the rangoli design each sculptor has designed differently in each the flower is blooming a little ventilation inside is square outside it is in star shape see in this few petals have been broken in each the blooming lotus has been damaged even here in the side they have broken it this design is made based on the sacred ring design of Vishnu it is said that Vishu used to wear a ring of this design this is considered sacred these two pillars were carved by hand this here there is more step by step since there were 500 sculpture it will not be similar each sculptor has done it in different way finally here the flower has fully blossomed step by step in each ceiling the flower has blossomed when the flower blooms if we are below it this is how it will be from up they have tilted it upside down this is fully bloomed this is known as the inside view of the lotus this place is known as Navaranga Navaranga means dancing platform here it is very small at halebidu it is big since there is not much space in the temple here now i will tell you about the pillars as i already mentioned these two pillars have been carved by hand it is hand made they have rotated in lathe and made it then there were no machines this pillar is done by joining five pieces one pillar is made of five pieces first one is peeta second is kamba third is kumba fourth is kati fifth is Baravahaka, the weight bearer In Sanskrit is known as panchastilasthamba panch means five shila means stone stamba means pillar from here to here how they made the design is first when it is kept it was plain how did they design from here to here as i told you there was no machine back then in lathe fashion this was done using elephants and horses, tying it with chains and rotating it this is how this design was made since chalk stone is soft when taken out of earth so when rotation is made now with machine too this cant be achieved even now chalk stone is compared to butter when taken from underground this was done to light the lamp since no lightnings were there inside the temple now we have all UPS, solar lights and all since these were not available, they used to light lamps in all these places all these places provisions were made to light lamps the first temple here is Venugopala means Krishna second is Keshava third is Janardhana these are among vishnus thousands of forms in that the first name is Keshava this temples name is Keshava temple chennakesava means Belur this is only Keshava to know how the statue is inside here is a miniature of it a miniature model is done here how it is here inside too it will be the same this whole thing was damaged inside here in miniature when Krishna was playing the flute the flute starts from the mouth statue inside the garbhagudi the flute is fully damaged is this original? only two are original these two although damaged yet is the original piece the one in the center was fully destroyed here you can see krishna standing under the tree playing the flute notice the flute is not there near the mouth here they have damaged the flute on the sides see the gopikas, cows, calves rukmini, Satyabama have been carved on the side totally there are sixteen thousand girlfriends only two wives Rukmini and satyabhama below is vishnus vehicle below the basement the wealth used to be kept this was removed when they looted this place

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  1. Sir really nim e kelasa great. Nimmi e kelasake SAVIRA SAVIRA Namanagalu. Thank u very much…
    One Request plz upload karnataka da puratana devastanada vishayagalu mattu gatanegalu.

  2. Same like phenomenal travel person exploring our Indian temples but he explores only Tamil nadu temples ,this person exploring our karnataka heritage, It is nice to watch , benefits is we will come to know his history and temples carvings history

  3. ನಾನು ನನ್ನ MA ಒಂದು ದಿನ ಪ್ರವಾಸದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೋಗಿದ್ದು ..ಆ ದಿನ ಸಮಯ ಸಿಗದೆ ಹೋಯಿತು .. ಇಂದು ಪೂರ್ಣ ವಿವರದೊಂದಿಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸಿ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದಕ್ಕೆ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು ನಿಮಗೂ ಮತ್ತು ಗೈಡ್ ಶೋಭಾ ರವರಿಗೂ.

  4. ಅದ್ಭುತ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ….
    ದೇವರು ನಿಮಗು, ನಿಮ್ಮ ಕುಟುಂಭಕ್ಕೂ ಒಳ್ಳೇದು ಮಾಡಲಿ

  5. Amazing architecture startling temple, thanks to the madam for giving so much details, n other guides, spectacular video work bro

  6. ವಿಡಿಯೋ thumbnail 👌👌 ಸರ್. ಒಟ್ಟಾರೆ ಅದ್ಭುತ ವಿಷಯಗಳನ್ನು ಗೈಡ್ ಮೂಲಕ ತಿಳಿಸಿಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.

  7. Sudeesh Sir
    Helo haage dhayamaadi Guide service thagolona elru…
    Thilyodhakke munche ellavu kabbinadha kadale
    Wth proper guidance
    Ella sulabhavaagi, manasinalli ulkolutthe😊

  8. Shobha Guide
    Madam nim dwani, Kannada ucchaarane adhbutha vaagidhe🙏
    Thumbha santosha aaithu😊

    A big thanks to Sudeesh Kottikkal as always….
    A big thank you Sir🙏


  9. ಮುಸ್ಲಿಂ ಸೂಳೆಮಕ್ಕಳು ಧೈರ್ಯದಿಂದ ಹಿಂದೂಗಳ ಜೊತೆ ಹೊಡೆದಾಡಬೇಕಿತ್ತು ಹಿಂದುಗಳ ಧಾರ್ಮಿಕ ಕೇಂದ್ರಗಳ ಮೇಲಲ್ಲ

  10. ಥೂ ಪಾಪಿ ಮತಾಂಧರು ನಮ್ಮ ಶ್ರೀಮಂತ ಶಿಲ್ಪಕಲೆಯನ್ನ ನಾಶಮಾಡಿರೋದನ್ನ ನೋಡಿದ್ರೆ ಹೊಟ್ಟೆ ಉರಿಯುತ್ತೆ.

  11. I'm so amazed of the incredible artitecture and craftsmanship of the stone work with such precision and quality ! These monuments and wonders of the world and should be protected for many future generations to come.

  12. Great temple….if you can upload it in English or Hindi, or with English subtitles, that would be a great source of connect to the world….
    I appreciate your work..

  13. Intricate, accurate, delicate and unimaginable skill and creativity of that era …..✳️🕉️⚛️🛐🔯🙏🙏🙏🙏

  14. Sir ಎಷ್ಟೋ ಚಿಕ್ಕ ಚಿಕ್ಕ ಪುರಾತನ ದೇವಾಲಯಗಳು ಹೀಗೆ ATTENTION ಇಲ್ಲದೆ ಉತ್ತರ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಇದಾವೆ ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ಭೇಟಿ ನೀಡಿ. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಇರೋ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಪುರಾತನ ದೇವಾಲಯಗಳಿಗೂ ನೀವು ಭೇಟಿ ನೀಡಬೇಕಾಗಿ ವಿನಂತಿ 🙏

  15. Madam nimage nijavagalu dodda namskara . Explanation is wonderful . Ee yeshtu informative Andre , avarige guide fees navugalu yeshtu kotru kadime . Navu school days Alli trip ge hodaga enjoy madtidivi bitre yenu information togolta irtirlilla . Guides should be given good salary and rewarded by state governments . They are true ambassadors of our culture . Navu bari rajakarnigalana mersodralle , avara bhashana maddre huchhara thara chapalle hoditivi , but these people deserve the respect and applause for the work they do . 👌👍

  16. Thank you so much for the video!
    The guide was really adept and was cognizant of all the facts and explained everything beautifully!
    I really enjoyed and have gathered information from this video!

  17. Very informative and neatly made videos bro. Thank u very much.
    Our family is gonna cover most of the places u have mentioned here! Starting from Talakadu next weekend!

  18. ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು ಗೈಡ್ ಮೇಡಂ ಅವರಿಗೆ,ವಿಡಿಯೋ ಮಾಡಿದ ನಿಮಗೂ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.ಮಾಹಿತಿ ತುಂಬಾ ಚನ್ನಾಗಿತ್ತು.ಆದರೆ ಇಲ್ಲಿನ ದೇವರ ವಿಗ್ರಹಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊಡೆದು ಹಾಕಿದವರು ಮುಸ್ಲಿಮರು ಅಲ್ಲ, ಮುಸ್ಲಿಮರ ಸೈನ್ಯ ದ್ದಲ್ಲಿದ್ದ ಹಿಂದೂ ಶೈವರು…ಕಾರಣ ಅವರು ವೈಷ್ಣವ ಧರ್ಮ ವಿರೋಧಿಗಳು….ಇತಿಹಾಸವನ್ನು ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮವಾಗಿ ಗಮನಿಸಿದರೆ ಇದು ಅರ್ಥ ವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಇದು ಆ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿದ್ದ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಮಾತ್ರ. ಅಂದು ಶೈವರು – ವೈಷ್ಣವರು ಧರ್ಮ ಶ್ರೇಷ್ಟ ತೆಗಾಗಿ ಹೊಡೆದಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು. ಉದಾ:ಬೇಲೂರು ಹಾಳಾಗಿದೆ… ಆದ್ರೆ ಹಳೇಬೀಡು ಅಷ್ಟಾಗಿ ಹಾಳಗಿಲ್ಲ.

  19. Sir video is super..but guide information is not upto the mark…guide is to repeat same words at two to three times…it is back ground is super…if possible make part 2 with a new well…hale beedu guide super……

  20. ಹಳೇಬೀಡು ವಿವರಣೆ ತುಂಬಾ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿದೆ.. ಈ ವಿವರಣೆಕಾರರ ಕನ್ನಡ ಪದ ಬಳಕೆ ಅಷ್ಟೊಂದು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿಲ್ಲ.. anyway, good work sir..

  21. Sir …in mandya mysore highway there is old temple is there ananthapadmanabha temple you just visit once and make the is 7 kms from mandya city…

  22. Sir your content will be good I will watch each and every videos.
    The video and audio are out of sync without your notice I guess pls check

  23. Wowooo it's so wonderful information of somanath pura. ನಿಜವಾಗಿ ಬಹಳ ಅದ್ಬುತ ವಾಗಿದೆ. 57 ನಿಮಿಷ ಗಳ ಈ ವೀಡಿಯೊಸ್ ಬಹಳ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಗಳನ್ನು ಒಳಗೊಂಡಿದೆ. ಇಲ್ಲಿಯ ವರೆಗೆ ಯಾರೂ ಮಾಡಿರದ ಒಂದೂ ಸುಂದರ ಹಾಗು ಇತಿಹಾಸದ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಇರುವ ವೀಡಿಯೊಸ್. ಹಾಗೇ ಇತಿಹಾಸವನ್ನು ಇಷ್ಟ ಪಡುವವರು ಹಾಗು ಇತಿಹಾಸದ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿ ಗಳು ನೋಡಲೇ ಬೇಕಾದ ವಿಶೇಷ ವಾದ ಅತಿ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಸಂಚಿಕೆ. Realy you did great job. ದೇವಾಲಯದ ಇಂಚಿಚು ಕೂಡ ತಿಳಿಯುವ ಹಾಗೇ ಇದೇ ಹಾಗೇ ಈ ಇತಿಹಾಸದ ದೇವಾಲಯ ಗಳನ್ನ ಹೇಗೆ ವೀಕ್ಷೀಸ ಬೇಕು ಎನ್ನುವುದನ್ನು ಬಹಳ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ಅಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಗೈಡ್ ಗಳ ಮೂಕಾಂತರ ವಿವರಿಸಿದ್ದೀರಿ. ಹೀಗೆ ಬಂದು ಹಾಗೇ ಹೋಗುವವರೇ ಹೆಚ್ಚು. ಎಲ್ಲರು ಬರುತ್ತಾರೆ ಸುಂದರ ವಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಫೋಟೋ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ಕಿಸಿ ಹೋಗುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಅಂತಹವರೇ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಅಂತದ ರಲ್ಲಿ ನಿವು 1 ಗಂಟೆ ಗಳ ಬಹಳ ಬಹಳ ಅದ್ಬುತ ವಾದ ಹಾಗು ಉಪಯುಕ್ತ ವಾದ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಗಳನ್ನು ಆದರಿಸಿದ ಈ ವೀಡಿಯೊಸ್ ಮಾಡಿದ್ಡಿರಿ. ಹ್ಯಾಟ್ಸ್ ಆಫ್ you 👍👍👍👍👌👌👌👌 ನಿಮ್ಮ ಮೊದಲ 1 ಗಂಟೆಗಳ ಛಾಯಾ ಗ್ರಹಣಕ್ಕ congratulations. ಎಲ್ಲರು ಈ ವೀಡಿಯೊಸ್ ನಾ ಮಿಸ್ ಮಾಡಿ ಕೊಳ್ಳದೆ ಸವೀಸ್ತಾರ ವಾಗಿ ನೋಡಬೇಕು ಇದು ಯೆಲ್ಲರಲ್ಲಿ ನನ್ನ ಮನವಿ. 🙏🙏🙏🙏.

  24. Very good initiative of making video. Btw, at 19th minute she said sweet 🌽 being in hands of Lakshmi. Most guides are not well studied. Corn came to India with Europeans in 15th century onwards.

  25. KeelaGade MeleGade.. ఉల్లిగడ్డ ఆలుగడ్డ… ల ఉంది…. మీ బాషా… 😂😂😂🤣

  26. ಬರೀ ವಿಡಿಯೋ ಮಾಡಿ ಯುಟ್ಯೂಬಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹಾಕುವವರು ಅನೇಕರು. ವಿಡಿಯೋ ಹಾಕಿ ಹುಚ್ಚುಚ್ಚು ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಕೊಡುವವರೂ ಅನೇಕರು ಇದ್ದಾರೆ. ಸರಿಯಾದ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಕೊಡುವವರಲ್ಲಿ ಅನೇಕರಿಗೆ ಉತ್ತಮವಾಗಿ ವಿಡಿಯೋ ಮಾಡಲು ಬರೋಲ್ಲ. ಅಪರೂಪಕ್ಕೆ ಕೆಲವರು ಉತ್ತಮ ವಿಡಿಯೋ ಮತ್ತು ಉತ್ತಮ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಎರಡನ್ನೂ ಮಾಡುವವರು ಇದ್ದಾರೆ. ಈ ಕೊನೆಯ ವರ್ಗದಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಹೆಸರು ಇದೆ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಲು ನನಗೆ ಆನಂದವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ವಿಡಿಯೋ ಪ್ರೆಸೆಂಟೇಶನ್ ಎಷ್ಟು ಸುಂದರವಾಗಿದೆಯೋ ಅಷ್ಟೇ ಸಂತಸದಾಯಕವಾಗಿದೆ ನಿಮ್ಮ ವಿನಯ. ಇದಂತೂ ಅಪರೂಪದ ವಿಷಯ. ನಿಮ್ಮ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಮತ್ತು ಕ್ವಾಲಿಟಿ ಎಲ್ಲವೂ ಹೀಗೆಯೇ ಮುಂದುವರೆಯಲಿ.

  27. Awesome bro..watched completely..Guide is really good and explained very well.. Thanks for uploading the subtitle for whole video ( last 15 min is missing ). Good effort.
    ഹലേബീടു വിൽ ഞങ്ങൾ ഗൈഡ് നെ വിളിച്ചിരുന്നുവെങ്കിലും ഈ മാഡത്തെ പോലെ വിശദീകരിച്ചിരുന്നില്ല..റെക്കോർഡ് ചെയ്യാതിരുന്നത് കൊണ്ട് ഓർമ്മയിലും നിന്നില്ല കുറെ കാര്യങ്ങൾ..ഇതെന്തായാലും വളരെ ഹെല്പ്ഫുൾ ആയി..

  28. I loved it watching.., Explanation by lady was awesome 😍wish she would be my social teacher in high school.., I would have scored cent in social(history) 😉😍… Will definitely visit this place at earliest and vl take help of lady guide☺Looking forward for many such this kinds videos in future.., Good work sir😊

  29. main temple makara pranala circle madidare.. yake anta gotilla..
    guide heltare yavude riti reason illa ??!!!!
    best question ko hi katam karo.. like MODIJI.. reason illa… so no research goes into it!!! what a guide!!
    makara pranala no sculpture on the stone of the mysterious creature. How makar pranala??

  30. Hi Sudeesh, I had been to somanathapura temple a year back and I did took the guide but he did not explain very well. This lady guide explained very well.. Wonderful work and many thanks to both of you .

  31. ಅದ್ಭುತ ನಿದರ್ಶನ. ಅನಂತಾನಂತ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು ಸುಧೀಷ್ ರವರಿಗೆ. ಹಳೇಬೀಡು ಹಾಗೂ ಸೋಮನಾಥ ಪುರ ಆದಮೇಲೆ ಬೇಲೂರಿನ ಸಂಕ್ಷಿಪ್ತ ಗೈಡ್ ಸಹಾಯದ ಮಾಹಿತಿಗಾಗಿ ಕಾಯುತ್ತಿರುವೆ.

    ಖಂಡಿತಾ ಗೈಡ್ ಸೇವೆ ನಾವೂ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತೇವೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಇತರರಿಗೂ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಸಲಹೆ ನೀಡುತ್ತೇವೆ.

    ಅವರಿಗೂ ಇದು ಒಂದು ಸಹಾಯ ತಮ್ಮ ವೃತ್ತಿ ಮುಂದುವರಿಸಲು. ಅವರಿಗೆ ಬೇರೆ ಸಂಬಳ ನಮ್ಮ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ನೀಡುವುದಿಲ್ಲ . ನಮಗೂ ಪೂರ್ಣ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಸಿಗುವುದು.

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