The lovely temple of Someshwara lies in the Lakshmeshwara temple which falls under the Gadag area of Karnataka. Lakshmeshwara is a horticultural town. The town has the excellent Someswhara temple. Different spots of intrigue are the Jamma Masjid, the dargah, the hallowed place of Mukha Basavanna and a major icon of Suryanarayana. Out of all these vital spots, the Someshwara temple is the one that attracts devotees.
About the Temple
There are three doors to the Someshwara temple. The high dividers of the Someshwara temple makes it feel like a fort. It is a wonderful example of elite Chalukya craftsmanship and design. The vital god that is venerated in the temple is Lord Shiva. It is trusted that a fervent devotee’s wishes are satisfied here. There are numerous little temples encompassing this enormous temple. Every one of these temples additionally brags of rich engineering and figures that have been so conveniently cut. The temple is situated at Lakshmeshwar which is around 55 kilometers from Hubli. The temple was worked by the Chalukyas amid the twelfth century and a token of their dedication to Lord Shiva.
The temple's corridor, navaranga, entrance patio or mukha mantapa has excellent stone carvings. The delightful symbols of Shiva Parvati and Nandi have been flawlessly etched. The Badami Chalukyas of Deccan empowered workmanship and design, is plainly obvious in the artworks and craftsmanship structures of the temple. It was amid this time (1050 to 1200 CE) that the Gadag artistic expression was energized by King Someshwara I. around 50 temples were raised amid this period. Cut puppets of divine beings and goddesses have been etched delightfully in the temple.
Legend and Stories
It is trusted that the icons of Shiva, Parvathi and Nandi were brought by a vigorous Shiva devotee from Saurashtra. Consequently, the temple is additionally alluded to as Saurashtra Someshwara. The temple has wonderful symbols of Chaturbhuj Ganapati and goddess Mahishasurmardini (who kills the evil spirit). There is a huge well behind the temple and the water of the well is utilized for pooja and for temple activities.
The best time to visit this temple is between October and February.
How To Reach Someshwara Temple
Lakshmeshwar can be reached by road from Hubli, Haveri or Gadag. The Nearest railhead is Gadag railway station. The Nearest Airport is Hubli Airport.
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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.
The temple is open from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.