The Someshwara Temple stands abandoned in the once flourishing village of Haralahalli; the human habitants have moved to the new settlement of Hosa Haralahalli around 2kms from the aforementioned temple. This temple is a trikuta (a temple with three shrines) with three shikharas that bear sign of refurbishment and repair. The temple confines are well-maintained by a caretaker who is well-versed with the history of the region and the imagery of the many sculptures in the temple.
About The Temple
This Trikutachala temple, facing east, assignable to 11th to 12th century A.D. has three shrines with a separate ardhamandapa, a common hall (navaranga) and an open mukhamandapa. The exterior portion of the kakshasanas in the mukhamandapa is decorated with a pilasters capped by miniature sikharas. The mukhamandapa has a sloping roof with eaves. The upper ceiling above the eave is decorated with kudus and other motifs. The common hall is supported by four pillars with a seated Nandi in the centre. The three shrines house Linga each on a pedestal. The lintel portion of the three shrines contains Gajalakshmi is seen as lalata bimba. The exterior wall of the temple is relieved with miniature pilaster capped by miniature sikharas. Dravidian type sikhara can be seen over the three shrines.
The nearest airport is Hubli Airport.
Haveri Rail Way Station , Karajgi Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway stations to Haralahalli. Kalas Halt Rail Way Station (near to Lakshmeshwar) , Ranibennur Rail Way Station (near to Ranibennur) , Devargudda Rail Way Station (near to Ranibennur) are the Rail way stations reachable from near by towns. How ever Hubli Jn Rail Way Station is major railway station 75 KM near to Haralahalli.
Ranibennur, Lakshmeshwar are the nearby by towns to Haralahalli having road connectivity to Haralahalli.
Haralahalli, Haveri Taluk,
Haveri District, Karnataka, India,
Pincode - 581108
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
Morning 6:00 am to Evening 9:00 pm