Somanathapura Keshava Temple: Mahadvara – Outer Entrance

Mahadvara - Outer entrance to the Somanathapura Keshava Temple in Karnataka, India

Mahadvara – Outer entrance to the Somanathapura Keshava Temple

Mahadvara
The image shows the outer entrance, known as the Mahadvara, to the Somanathapura Keshava Temple in Karnataka, India. Mahadvara means great door. As you can see, the Mahadvara has a doorway in the middle with a pavilion on each side. Extending these pavilions is the eastern wall of the prakara (a protective wall enclosing the temple).

Erected inside the left pavilion is a stone slab inscribed with the dates and details of the construction of the temple.

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