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Kunigal - Someshwara Temple - North East view
779.749023 Meters Above MSL
Description about the temple
Sri.Someshwara Temple is a mixture of Hoysala and Chola Art and is being patronized during both the times. The Shiva Linga is in a dancing pose and is bent towards the North. The Parvathi Devi is also dancing and is bent towards the South direction.
One can come across the beautifully carved Sri.Suryanarayana which is housed opposite to Shiva Linga, is also beautifully carved with all the nine grahas(Nava Grahas) around it in the prabhavali. This in infact a very rare occurance of Sri.Suryanarayana image.
Just outside the temple onto the left is the small sanctum of Sri.Saraswati, this image is typical Hoysala Art and is beautifully decorated. It is an masterpiece and one should have a look at it.
Just behind the Someshwara temple is a Dravidian style Panchalinga temple, this appears to be built during the Vijayanagara period or at a later stage.
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Ground Plan and Elevation
How to reach Kunigal
From Bangalore 72 kms
From DHQ Tumkur 39 kms
Near by Temples to visit
Near by temples in about 30 kms radial distance. Note : The actual road distance might vary please enquire locally. The temples are listed from South to North Direction.
Amruthur - Sri.Channakeshava Swamy
Yediyur - Sri.Siddalingeshwara
Magadi - Sri.Someshwara
Kalya - Gundina Basavanna
Kunigal - Sri.Lakshmi Narasimha
Kunigal - Sri.Padmeshwara
Gangenahalli - Sri.Eshwara
Bettada Ranganatha - Sri.Kasturi Ranganatha
Kunigal - Sri.Venkataramana
Kunigal - Sri.Anjaneya
Shivagange - Sri.Shivagange
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