Someshwara Temple In Bangalore, Karnataka
A fine specimen of traditional temple architecture in Bangalore
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About Someshwara Temple in Bangalore
Located in the neighbourhood of Halasuru, which is also called Ulsoor, Someshwara Temple is the oldest temple in Bangalore. It was originally commissioned by the Chola rulers and, later in the 16th century, it was revamped by the Kempe Gowda I, the founder of Bengaluru. The Someshwara Temple in Bangalore is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
There is also a subsidiary shrine dedicated to the Goddess Parvati, who is shown as the avatar of Kamakshamma. During the Maha Shivaratri festival, a lot of devotees visit the temple to offer prayers to Lord Shiva. The Someshwara Temple in Ulsoor is also famous for the annual festival of Kamakashamma, when the idol of the enshrined female deity is taken on a procession.
Halasuru Someshwara Temple History
It is believed that, Kempegowda accidentally rode to a faraway place, while on a hunt, from his capital Yelahanka and found shelter under a tree. In his sleep, he dreamt about the Lord Shiva asking him to build a shrine using the treasure buried there and the same was followed.
Someshwara Temple Architecture
The temple follows many of the basic components of Vijayanagara architecture. The Halasuru Someshwara Temple has a square sanctum (garbhagriha) surrounded by a narrow passageway for walking around. The sanctum is next to a closed hall (mandapa) with decorated walls. The closed mandapa is connected to a spacious open mandapa consisting of four large projecting bays between 48 pillars. The eastern gopuram (gate) has the characteristics of a well-executed, typical 16th century structure.
Visitors can also admire several notable sculptures and decorative features in the temple. An impressive pillar stands near the tall tower over the entrance gate. The tower exhibits well sculptured figures of Hindu gods and goddesses.
Thus, Someshwara Temple in Ulsoor remains one of the major tourist attractions in Bangalore
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Ulsoor Lake, Cubbon Park, Freedom Park, Government Aquarium, and Lal Bagh Gardens are worth visiting.
Being a religious site, one should avoid wearing revealing clothes.
Except in the main sanctum, visitors can take photographs of the temple complex.
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