According to art historian George Michell, the temple underwent major modifications and additions were made during late Vijayanagara dynasty and during the rule of Hiriya Kempe Gowda II.
The temple tower features several beautifully carved sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses. One of the notable sculpture inside the temple is of Ravana lifting Kailasa Parvata to please Lord Shiva.
An interesting story behind the construction of the temple is, Kempe Gowda, founder of Bangalore, while on hunt traveled a long distance from his capital and being tired rested under a tree. In his dreams Lord Someshwara appears to him and tells about a buried treasure near to that place and asks him to build a temple using the treasure. There are few other similar stories which again revolve around dream and treasure.
Another Someshwara Temple which also one of the oldest temple in the city is in Old Madivala.
Halasuru Someswara Temple, Puja Timings
Everyday the temple will be open from morning 6am to 12 noon and from 5.30pm till 9pm in the night.
Someshwara Temple Photo Gallery
For more photos of the temple, check this page Halasuru Someshwara Temple Photos
Address and Map of Halasuru Someshwara Temple
The temple is located in Bazaar Street and near to Ulsoor Police Station and is around 7kms distant from Bangalore city railway station and bus stand.
Places to visit near to Halasuru Someshwara Temple
MG Road, one of the most popular travel destination in Bangalore featuring many tourist spots around the road is just 1km away from the temple.