Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple – Nandi Hills – Chikkaballapur District

Today let me take you Shri Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple, which is at the foothills or Nandi Hills. We all are quite well aware of Nandi hills. A very popular weekend destination for many Bangloreans. However many of us don’t know that there is a very old temple dedicated to lord …

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Bheemalingeswara Temple – Kaiwara – Chikballapur – Karnatka

Kaiwara a small town in the Chikballapur district of Karnataka has lots of places of historical and religious significance. Today I will take you to Sri Bheemalingeswara Temple situated in this beautiful town of Kaiwara. Bheemalingeswara Temple , Kaiwara, overview Mahabharata is one of the greatest epic of this world. …

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A trip to Shivagange- Gavigangadhareshwara temple -Tumkur-Karnatka

Shivagange also called as Shivaganga, is another nice weekend gateway and a must visit temple near Bangalore and is also a Hindu pilgrimage center. Originally published on – Sep 1, 2014 The importance of this place is such that this place is also called as Dakshin Kashi. It is a …

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Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple

Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple – Nandi Hills- Chikkaballapur District

Shri Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple – Nandi Hills- Chikkaballapur: Living in Bengaluru (Bangalore), one of the first thing which comes to our mind we think of a weekend trip is Nandi Hills. Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple What most of us do not know that Nandi hills is also known for two ancient …

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kotilinga – Shri Kotilingeshwara Swamy Temple – Kolar – Karnataka

Shri Kotilingeshwara Swamy Temple – Kolar – Karnataka is located in Kammasandra (Kolar district) in Karnataka. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and hosts one of the largest Shiva Lingas in the world. About kotilinga -Shri Kotilingeshwara Swamy temple The main temple or the main deity is Lord Shiva …

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Someshwara Temple – Kolar – Karnataka

Today we take you to Sri Someshwara Temple Kolar. We have covered a lot about Kolar in our many of previous posts. There are many beautiful temples in and around Kolar which are of great religious and historical importance.

We have written about Kolaramma temple, Sri Kotilingeshwara Temple, Avani temple, Sri Kurudumule Ganesha temple, Sri Anjenaya Swamy temple (ardhigiri), Sri Bangaru Tirupati temple all of which are in / Around Kolar and are must visit. Follow the link to read more about them.

Sri Someshwara temple Kolar is also one of the very old temples of Kolar region. More than 1000 years old, this temple was also built during Chola , Chalukya and Vijanagara dynasities. A good example of Vijayanagra style of architecture.

The goupuram, ie, the entrance of temple is huge. It looks just majestic.

Someshwara Temple Kolar
The Majestic Gopuram of Sri Someshwara Temple

The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva ( worshipped as Lord Someshwara here). This temple is at walking distance from Kolaramma temple and hence you can club both the temples during one visit.

The view from temple entrance is equally impressive. The “Dhwaja Stambh” can be seen from outside.

Someshwara Temple Kolar
Someshwara Temple Kolar
Another view of Dhawaja Stambh

As you enter inside you will find that the main temple structure. A classic example of dravidian temple architecture. The square sanctum is surrounded by narrow passage way for people to do parikrama.

Someshwara Temple Kolar
Someshwara Temple Kolar
The narrow passageway

The carvings on the pillar are also worth seeing.

There are a lot of carvings on the pillar of temples. Various mythological characters are depicted along with animals like horses.

Someshwara Temple Kolar
Someshwara Temple Kolar

The main temple premises has Kalyan Mantappa and Vasantha Mantappa, apart from Mukha Mandap.

Someshwara Temple Kolar

It would be a nice trip, I assure you. If you are in Bangalore, it takes around 90 mins to reach there and an hour or so for both Someshwara temple and Kolaramma temple. Hence can be covered in a half a day trip.

Directions to Someshwara Temple Kolar:

You need to reach Kolar. The temple is very near to the national highway (approx 2 to 3 kms). Google maps are best. But below are my comments on 2 main routes. ( The directions are same as Kolaramma temple directions and both the temples are at walking distance from each other)

  • Bangalore -> Hoskote -> Kolar -> Someshwara temple
  • Bangalore -> Sarjapura – >Malur -> Kolar – > Someshwara temple

Remember, the temple closes at around 1.30 PM and then reopens at 4.00 PM and hence it is very important that you plan accordingly.

So do plan to visit and let us know your experience!

Have a wonderful trip


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Sri Mahabaleshwar Temple – Gokarna – Karnatka

Do you know Sir Mahabelshwara temple in Gokarna is the only temple where you can go inside, offer milk and water on the shiva lingam and offer your prayers by actually touching the shiva linga which is beneath the earth surface. This is the shiva lingam which is an “Atma …

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Sri Murudeshwar temple – Murudeshwar – Karnataka – One of the Atma-Linga temples

Murudeshwar is a small town of North Karnataka, located on the west coast of India. It is famous for Murudeshwar temple which and a very tall Shiva statue. In fact this statue is second larget Shiva statue in the world. The temple itself is very old and said to be …

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Sri Someshwara Temple Shivanasamudra – Karnatka

In our previous blog we have mentioned about Shivanasamudram and presence of Lord Ranganathswamy temple there. There is another ancient temple known as Sri Someshwara temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, located on the Barachukki falls road Sri Someshwara temple along with Lord Ranganatha Swamy temple and Vanadurga Devi temple, form the three …

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Kempfort Shiva Temple – Bangalore

Anyone who lives in Bangalore knows about Kempfort. Yes, its one of the most popular landmarks in Bangalore. And if you are visiting Bangalore then its a must visit. We are talking about Kempfort Shiva Temple. Kempfort Shiva Temple has a 65 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva seated in …

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Shri Chandra Choodeswarar Temple – Hosur – Tamil Nadu

Sri Chandra Choodeswarar temple is situated in Hosur, a city in Tamilnadu, near Tamilnadu- Karnatka border and hence is very near to Bangalore.  Chandra Choodeswarar Temple Deity This famous temples presiding deity is Maragadhamba Sametha (along with) Shri Chandrachoodeshwarar (a name for Lord Shiva) and is located on the 250ft …

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