Sri Someshwara Swami Temple

Halasuru Someshwara Temple


Halasuru Someshwara Temple is located in the neighborhood of Halasuru in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It is one of the old temples in the city dating back to the Chola period, it is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

Someshwara temple, also known as Halasuru, is the oldest and most prominent temple located in Halasuru. The temple of Halasuru Someshwara is devoted to Shiva, the Hindu God. It was ruled by the rulers of Chola and was later ruled by Kempe Gowda, who founded Bangalore. The Karnataka government now runs and operates the temple. Sculptures of Ravana holding Kailash part to impress Lord Shiva, Goddess Durga destroying Mahishasura, lord shivas, and wedding pictures and Saptarishi images of Parvati are in addition to other features of the temple. During Shivaratri, it is the best place to visit and many people think that the Hindu gods Brahma and Vishnu were once worshipped in this temple.

The Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple, one of Bangalore’s oldest temples, is an ancient temple that was built during the time of Chola and serves as an excellent example of Indian architecture. This temple, situated in Ulsoor, was built by Kempa Gowda and exhibits the greatness of the kings of Chola. Within, there are a great number of elaborately carved pillars that further embellish the temple. Interestingly, when tapped, the pillars are said to create the sounds of musical instruments. If you want to see this temple in all its glory and grandeur, visit it during the Festival of Shivaratri.

  • Timings:-06:00 am – 09:00 pm

  • Entry fee:- free

ALSO: Ulsoor Lake, Vidhana Soudha

Location:-Someshwarpura, Ulsoor, Bengaluru.

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