Halasuru Someshwara Temple, Bangalore

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The Halasuru Someshwara Temple is located in the suburbs of Ulsoor (also known as Halasuru) in Bengaluru and dedicated to Hindu deity Someshwara (Lord Shiva). The temple is the oldest temple in Bengaluru and belongs to the Chola period.

The temple is constructed using Vijayanagara style of architecture. It has a garbhagriha (sanctum) that is square shaped, surrounded by a narrow passage. This sanctum is connected to a mandapa or a hall that has images of deities sculpted on the walls.

There is a tall tower (khamba) over the entrance gate of the temple complex. The tower has a number of Hindu deities sculpted on it. The open mandapa of the temple has forty eight pillar with sculpted images of gods and goddesses and depictions of scenes from Hindu mythology.



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