Halasuru Someshwara Temple is located in the heart of Bengaluru, in the state of Karnataka in south India. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahama and Lord Shiva whom together is known as Tirumurthi. The main deity is Lord Shiva and the Lord is known as Lord Someshwara. There is a very rare feature in this traditional Hindu temple that is all the three deities of Hindu Trinity are sitting together postures.
It is to be highly noted that during 12th and 13th Centuries CE, this ancient shrine was constructed with Hoysala, Chola and Vijaganagara architecture temple styles. It also underwent further improvements in the 16th Century CE, during the reign of Kempagowda I, who is the founder of Bengaluru, when this shrine was given much beautification and renovation.
This particular temple complex houses the shrines for Nanjundeswara, Kamaskshamma, Panchalingeswara, Bhimeswara and Arunachaleswara. The main attraction of this shrine are its true exhibits of Chola period workmanship, its entrance tower referred as Rajagopuram, well carved pillars with art work and decoration and the Main Pillar called Dhwajatamba.
The main festivals of this shrine are Mahashivarathri, Ekadashi days, Ugadi, Karthik Purnima days, New Year days, Deepavali, Kamakshamma Pallaki Utsava festival in the full moon day in April. It is to be remembered that Lord Someshwara and Pancha Lingeswaras are worshipped during Maha Shivratri festival. A large number of devotees and pilgrims visit the temple to worship Thirumurthi. There is always a good rush in this temple during all the Hindu auspicious days and festive days.
Address: Halsuru Someswara Temple, Bengaluru, Karnataka