Someshwara Temple

Someshwara Temple is located at Lakshmeshwar in the Gadag district about 55 km from Hubli Karnatka India.The temple was built in 12th century and built by Chalukyas.The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva but here known as Someshwara. Somesshwar Temple flourishing religious center during the days of the Chalukyas. As per an inscription dated 1102 CE where god is referred as Muddesvara and later the god is referred as Svaymbhu-Somanatha or Dakshina-Somanatha.The beautifully sculpted idols of Shiva Parvathi and Nandi in this temple were brought from Saurashtra by a Shiva devotee and hence it is sometimes called as Saurashtra Someshwara. The Someshwara Temple at Lakshmeshwar is a fairly big and beautiful temple where daily worship is still performed.The temple complex with three main entrances is surrounded by high walls look like a fort. It is a splendid specimen of Chalukya architecture.In middle of the temple complex, there is a Someshwara temple, surrounded by many small temples mainly dedicated to Shiva, along the compound wall, built with granite, some halls in the complex meant for resting devotees.

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