Ulsoor Sri someswara swamy temple :

God and Godess :

  • Someswara Swamy
  • Lord vinayaka

Location :

Ulsoor Sri Someswara Temple,
Ulsoor Road, Someshwarapura, Ulsur / Halasuru,
Bangalore city,
Bangalore urban district-560008,

Timings :

  • Morning 6am to 12 pm
  • Evening 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Temple History :

The Someshwara Temple is one the oldest temples located at Ulsoor, Bangalore in Karnataka. Lord Shiva is the principle deity of this temple and giving darshan as Sri Someswara Swamy in the form of Shiva Lingam. Sri Someswara Temple is an ancient temple which was Built during the Chola’s period, the Someshwara Temple, Bangalore is one of the most striking examples of ancient Indian architecture. The village of Halasuru is said to have been gifted to Kempe Gowda I (1513–1569), who was the founder of Bangalore, by the Vijayanagar emperors.

The Ulsoor Lake was built by his successor, Kempe Gowda II, and is the only surviving tank built by the Gowda kings in Bangalore. The first British military station was set up in Halasuru in 1807. During the British rule, the name was anglicized to ‘Ulsoor’. The Someshwara Temple, Bangalore is located in Ulsoor and was built by Kempa Gowda. This temple is a symbol of the greatness of the Chola kings. The shrine is particularly known for its magnificent 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 (the temple tower) and the Dwajasthambha, which is huge pillar placed right in front of the temple.

Sri Someshwara Temple in Bangalore is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The most amazing fact about this temple is that Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma are also worshiped over here. This huge temple also houses the deities of Kamakshamma, Arunachaleswara, Bhimeswara, Nanjundeswara and Panchalingeswara. Numerous religious festivals are held in this temple throughout the year. Maha Shivaratri festival is one of the main festivals that is held over here. Other festivals that are held in the Someshwara Temple, Bangalore includes the Brahmostsav and the Kamakshamma Pallaki Utsav. Special rituals and ceremonies are also held over here during Ugadi and Karthik Poornima. Other attractions of the temple include the Ashwattha Katte, a huge banyan tree. Devotees from all over Bangalore arrives here and performs many pujas and Seva’s to Lord Sri Someswara Swamy here daily.

Festivals :

  • Shivaratri
  • Brahmostava
  • Karthika Pournami
  • Dasara
  • Vinayaka chavithi
  • Ugadi
  • Deepotsava

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Archana
  • Abhisheka
  • Ksheerabhisheka
  • Astottara
  • Sahasranamarchana

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  • Bangalore Iskcon temple – 16 km
  • Gavipuram Gangadhareswara temple – 8 km
  • Basavanagudi Nandi Temple – 7 km
  • Domlur Chokkantha Swamy temple – 7 km
  • Muregesh Palaya Shivoham Shiva temple – 8 km
  • Bangalore Ranganatha swamy temple – 9 km
  • Bangalore Nimishambadevi temple – 16 km
  • SS Ghati Ghati Subramanya Swamy temple – 70 km
  • Begur Naganatheswara Swamy temple – 8 km
  • SriRangapatna Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple – 147 km
  • Melkote Cheluva Narayana temple – 184 km
  • Hosaholalu Lakshmi Narayana Swamy temple – 168 km
  • Basaralu Sri Mallikarjuna swamy temple – 142 km
  • Karighatta Srinivasa temple – 162 km
  • Kolar Kolaramma temple – 72 km
  • Kolar Someswara Temple – 56 km
  • Chikka Tirupathi Venkateswara temple – 34 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Bangalore – 7 km
  • Magadi – 6 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

Bangalore East- 5 km
Yeshwantpur – 15 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Bangalore – 37 km
  • Tirupati – 262 km

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