Ulsoor Someshwara Temple

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Overview

Someshwara Temple is one the oldest temples of Bangalore in Karnataka.This Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built during the Chola period, The oldest temple is the Halasuru Someshwara Temple, was built by Kempe Gowda I in the 16th century and is a mixture of Hoysala, Chola and Vijayanagara architecture. There are a large number of elaborately carved pillars inside the temple premise. The pillars are said to produce the sounds of musical instruments when tapped. You can also take a look at the ancient scriptures inscribed on the walls. Some of the most striking features of the temple include the Rajgopuram or the temple tower and the Dhwajastambha, which is huge pillar placed right in front of the 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. 
 
It is said that the area around the Ulsoor Lake was once covered with forest. One day, Kempe Gowda came from Yelahankar chasing game and was very tired. He slept under the same tree where Mandava Rishi is believed to have worshipped God Somesvara. In his dreams, he saw God Somesvara, who told him about a hidden treasure. Kempe Gowda dug up the treasure and from the money, got the famous Somesvara pagoda built in the Dravidian style of architecture.
 
Temple Timings: 6 am to 12 noon and 4 pm to 9 pm.
 
How to Reach,
 
Road: There are local buses, taxis and auto that can be reach the Temple. Is around 7km from Bangalour Kempegowda bus strop.
 
Nearest railway station: Bangalore Cy Jn Train Station
 
Nearest Airport: Bengaluru International Airport
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Location

Country
India
State
Karnataka
City
Bangalore
Location
Mahatma Gandhi Road
Address
Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple,Sri Sameshwara Swamy Temple Road,Ulsoor, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560 008.
Contact Info
Phone:
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Sri Sameshwara Swamy Temple Road,Ulsoor
Nearest Railway Station
Bangalore City Jn (SBC)
Nearest Airport
Bengaluru International Airport
IN
latitude : 13.197899820 longitude :77.706298830
Corporation : Bangalore
GPS Code : VOBL
Architect
Hoysala, Chola and Vijayanagara
Dedicated To
Kempe Gowda I
Visiting Hours
6 am to 12 noon and 4 pm to 9 pm.

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