Famous Temples in India


Kolar, Karnataka, India



The main deity of this temple is Someshwara, who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva facing East direction. Here deity is four feet in height and is in form of Shiva Lingam.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit this temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.


Highest - April to June (38°C during day and 26°C during night)Average - May (37°C during the day and 21°C during night)Lowest - October to February (27°C during day and 18°C during night)Monsoon season - August to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • These rules are applicable for foreigners also. Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.
  • Pilgrims/visitors will not be allowed inside the temple if dress code is not followed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smo​king is strictly prohibited inside the temple premises.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Kolar KSRTC Bus Stand
1.5 KM 9449596666
Kolar Railway station
2.1 KM 139
Kempegowda International Airport
65.1 KM 18001800033


Someshwara Temple is facing East direction and there is a tall rajagopuram over the mahadwara adorning several statuettes of dancing apsaras. Many figurines of apsaras, gods and goddesses sculptural decorations. A tall brass-plated dhwajasthambha (flag mast) and a rock-cut deepasthambham (lamp post) are located in front of the mantapa. The temple also has a large stepped tank in Vijayanagar style called Kalyani. The temple has heavy Prakara walls, the Vijanagara inscriptions are found on the walls of the yagashala and temple store room which date back to the 15th century A.D. Almost all the pillars and walls of this temple are highly ornate. Elephants are depicted frolicking, walking, fighting and sometimes hopping over a linga in the basement of the temple.

Pillars : The carvings on the inner pillars of the temple have an international connection which depicts the importance and value of trade to the King. The Kalyana Mandapa has 64 – 16 sided pillars, a few depicting men, riding horses and others represent mythological stories. The carvings on the pillars bear influence of the European, Chinese and Thai style. Many figurines of apsaras, gods and goddesses adorn all sides of the pillars of this mantapa.

Mandapams : A Kalyana Mantapa (Wedding hall), a Mukha Mandapa with massive pillars, a Vasantha Mantapa (Marriage Podium) and a shrine for goddess Parvati Devi. The closed mantapa is connected to a spacious open mantapa comsisting of four large projecting "bays" (area between four pillars). The open mantapa consists of forty eight pillars with carvings of divinities in frieze.The sculptures made intricately on granite makes it resemble wood carvings.

Garbha Gudi : The temple is every architect’s delight considering the beauty of Dravidian architecture. The door frame of this magnificent temple is carved in pure Vijanagara style with the dwarapalas (guards). The temple has a square sanctum which is surrounded by a narrow passageway. The sanctum is connected to a hallwhose walls are decorated with pilasters and sculptures in frieze. The tower exhibits well sculptured images of gods and goddesses from Hindu mythology. On the left of the entrance to the garbhagriha, you will notice the statue of Veerabhadra and Ganesha, and on the right, Nagas and Kartikeyan with six heads. The base of the surrounding wall of the main shrine is fully decorated with miniature carvings of sages, apsaras, elephants, lions, children playing with lions, fighting elephants etc.


This temple was built in 14th century by Vijayanagara Empire. Cholas are the main contributors of this temple.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 07:00 AM - 12:30 PM 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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