Someshwara Temple

Bengalooru (Bangalore) has got many temples; Someshwara Temple @ Halasuru is one of the oldest and biggest temple in Bengalooru (Bangalore) which is very spacious with very good architecture.
Main Entrance(Raja Gopura)

Someshwara Temple was built by the Kings of the Chola dynasty; However Kempe Gowda has built the Rajagopura and the compound of the temple.
Lord ShivaSomeshwara is mainly worshipped in the temple, Also inside the compound of the temple there many other small temples, One can find a very tall coconut trees in the temple compound too.
Every year during April there will a Pallaki event where they keep the god in the flower decorative chariot & take a procession around Halasuru & during this time whole traffic towards halsuru will be banned; Temple also performs a special poojas during Shivaratri.
Entrance of Shiva temple, also Dwajha stambha in front

Walls of temple

Ashwattha Katte

Near by Mosque view from temple

Nandhi inside temple

Someshwara Temple, One of the MUST visit temple in Bangalore.

Location: Just next to Halasuru market.

6 Comments so far

  1. Ravi (unregistered) on December 13th, 2006 @ 2:24 pm

    Hi Shadow,
    I’ve been wanting to write on this temple for a loooooong time. Good that you have beaten me to it. Procrastination never pays, you see!

  2. SHADOW (unregistered) on December 13th, 2006 @ 4:40 pm

    Hi Ravi,
    I too was lazy to write on this from many days, finally made it !

  3. Chitra (unregistered) on December 13th, 2006 @ 5:36 pm

    Thnaks for the write up. Must visit. Haven’t ever!

  4. Chitra (unregistered) on December 13th, 2006 @ 5:38 pm

    Thanks for the write up. Must visit. Haven’t ever!

  5. rubic_cube (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 2:01 am

    It is my favorite temple in Bangalore and I frequent this temple quite often. I have fervently prayed at this temple during tough times and my prayers have been answered. Just like Ravi, I have been procrastinating on this one and you beat us both to it. Nice to see that you share our love for this temple. Have you visited the Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple? I am planning to write about it shortly.

  6. SHADOW (unregistered) on December 15th, 2006 @ 11:37 am

    Chitra,Try visiting n i am sure u like the place.

    RC,Nice to know this is ur fav temple n its mine too :-) , Yes i have been to GGT, I’l wait for your write up on GGT soon…

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