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Someshwara Temple - Halasuru

posted Jul 13, 2016, 6:37 PM by ThinkClickGet Admin   [ updated Jul 13, 2016, 6:41 PM ]
Halasuru Someshwara Temple, Bangalore is one of the Oldest temple in Bangalore dates back to Chola dynasty and located in the area Ulsoor.

According to art historian George Michell, the temple underwent major modifications and additions were made during late Vijayanagara dynasty and during the rule of Hiriya Kempe Gowda II.

Halasuru Someshwara Temple

The temple tower features several beautifully carved sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses. One of the notable sculpture inside the temple is of Ravana lifting Kailasa Parvata to please Lord Shiva.

An interesting story behind the construction of the temple is, Kempe Gowda, founder of Bangalore, while on hunt traveled a long distance from his capital and being tired rested under a tree. In his dreams Lord Someshwara appears to him and tells about a buried treasure near to that place and asks him to build a temple using the treasure.

There are few other similar stories which again revolve around dream and treasure. Another Someshwara Temple which also one of the oldest temple in the city is in Old Madivala.


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