Visit to Someshwara Temple Halasuru (Ulsoor), Bangalore

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  1. Ree love30 says:

    I live the fact that theresa may beat you to visiting the temple in your own city! The architecture is so beautiful and I love the clothing by the way! Ree love30

  2. Marge says:

    I have no words for that gate, how intricate and how beautiful. There is so much culture and history in Someshwara temple and I’m fascinated even by just looking at the photos. I’m sure the Britist PM feels the same. But it closes pretty early huh, 12PM. I guess when I go there I have to be really early.

    • Vish says:

      12 noon is not late at all. Ideal time to visit any temple is very early – say around sunrise. That is the best time to catch the Abhishekam (ritual bath), alankaram (decoration) etc.


  3. neha says:

    Having lived in bangalore for almost a decade, even I never happened to visit this temple!! Now, you have got me interested . will visit soon…so true that faith knows no bounds..

  4. Swati says:

    In fact I have never heard abt this temple 😕 thanks for sharing pics and ur experience 😊

  5. Beautiful temple. Thanks for the all photos.

  6. Ashok says:

    The Architecture is definitely of Cholas, that much I can tell…

  7. I’ve always loved India for the religion and the culture. Even in Southeast Asia, their temples are richly detailed. So is their literature and rituals. I’m amazed at how rich they are, so I can only imagine how rich it can be in India itself.

  8. Prasad Np says:

    Wonderful to know about this temple… very intricately carved and well maintained… and your pics have given us a virtual tour

  9. Gattina says:

    Lucky girl ! I would have loved to be her travel companion ! What a beautiful temple !

  10. lex says:

    Always good to know of Temples like this and a bit notes to it.

  11. Vish says:

    Thanks for this interesting blog and the pictures. I will definitely try to visit soon.

    PS: Why should one keep loose coins for donating ? Why not notes ? 🙂

    • Indrani Ghose says:

      Ha ha yes… notes too… why not! 🙂 Thank you for the visit and comments Vish.

  12. Great architecture! Incredible India 🙂

  13. What a detailed post!! I also got the same thoughts as you when I read the news about British PM visiting this temple. But, I haven;t yet visited the temple. Soon will make a plan .. your post inspired me to do one.. thanks for sharing..

  14. Yogi Saraswat says:

    And I was like – my own city and I haven’t visited the temple yet! It happens usually , we do not want to go , or could not go to our nearest famous place . I could not go to Akshardham after making countless efforts. Beautiful pictures indeed . I was not aware about Canadian first family’s visit to this place.

  15. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder says:

    Wonderful architecture. Thanks for sharing the pictures… 🙂

  16. Krunal says:

    We can see real Indian Beauty in this temple. Thank you for share this photos. Will surly go there.

  17. Frankly speaking, I pass this temple almost daily on my way to office. Yet I am yet to go inside. While quite often we plan to go to exotic faraway places, how much we miss what is near.

  18. There are so many stories behind every temple and every place. Thank you for sharing this.

  19. Beautiful works of architect, go to know about the visit of famous personalities,will love to visit.

  20. What a beautiful temple and I love how foreigners are being inclined to Indian culture & tradition 🙂

  21. Beautiful temple and great captures. I had the exact same thoughts when the British prime minister visited the temple. Will plan a visit soon and exchange notes !

  22. So passionate about culture, history and architecture!
    Beautiful clicks of the impressive piece of architecture!
    Very informative article, thanks for the share.
    TC, keep smiling 🙂

  23. WOW, what a place! And haha we know exactly what you mean by not seeing things in your own city, I expect we always think beauty is only in far away unknown lands, even if there is beauty on our own door step. Glad you got out an enjoyed some of your cities amazing culture and history, we intend to do more of that when we return to London some day. After our year in the Americas we’re off to India so thank you, this is certainly now on the bucket list. Happy travels, Candace and Spencer (

  24. Stacey says:

    I love visiting temples, looking forward to seeing the differences between the ones I’ve seen in Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia.

  25. kallsy says:

    The details here are simply exquisite! Really enjoyed these photos. I also found the legend and history behind this temple to be rather intriguing. Lately we’ve been trying to explore our own city more to experience what it has to offer!

  26. Alana says:

    The gate to the temple is really beautiful, I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s funny how we often miss places in our own backyards. For me, I met a lot of people while traveling around-the-world that had seen more of the U.S. than I have. I’m glad you found some motivation to see this beautiful temple.

  27. Chrysoula says:

    That is such a lovely temple. You know I find that sometimes we have the nicest things on our backyard and we totally ignore them.

  28. Woowww… what a beautiful temple, so much history and faith in one place.
    Thanks for sharing all the details, I have never been to India and I’m amazed by the richness of its culture and religion.

  29. Really great post, these pictures and the detail of the temples are absolutely stunning! I’ve never been to India, but it’s on the top of my bucket list for exactly these reasons!

  30. Gokul Raj says:

    Really love the architecture of all the temples in India. The sculptures and design is very detailed and wonderful.

  31. What a detailed introduction to Someshwara Temple Halasuru (Ulsoor), Bangalore! The intricate artistry is truly stunning. Once again I am amazed at the historical creativity and talent of humanity.

  32. Kinga says:

    I am also pretty surprised to see that the Britihs PMvisited this place given that hse is still relatively new on her position – in any case, that looks good on her political account. 🙂 India seems to have so many interesting and unusual things to offer I finally have to visit it.

  33. Emily says:

    I’ve never seen so many shrines in one place! Beautiful photos and write-up!

  34. Mansoureh says:

    It looks like a beautiful temple. I can see why Theresa may went there 🙂

  35. Thanks for sharing Indrani. When I read about the UK PM visiting this place, I also felt exactly the same way! I am yet to visit 🙁

  36. Jennifer says:

    Interesting and the temple looks beautiful. Why do you think it is that only two world leaders have visited this place?

    • Indrani Ghose says:

      Hi Jennifer, Google has info only on these 2 leaders. 🙂 Thanks for the visit and comment.

  37. Chardy says:

    Wow! The place looks amazing! What camera are you using? The settings must be specific? Anyway, I love how you angled the shots and how the pictures turned out. What an amazing adventure. I wish I could also visit this place. 🙂

  38. Have visited the location so many times but never had the opportunity to discover this gem of a temple. It looks quite intriguing.Thanks for sharing

  39. Unfortunately I didn’t make it to Bangalore when I was in India. This temple looks incredible though!

  40. Carola says:

    I love in a toeristic city. And there’s a lot things I haven’t been to yet. Even though I would visit it if I were on holiday haha. It’s just the way it goes. Nice to read more information about the temple. I can imagine why people want to visit!

  41. Carola says:

    I love in a touristic city. And there’s a lot things I haven’t been to yet. Even though I would visit it if I were on holiday haha. It’s just the way it goes. Nice to read more information about the temple. I can imagine why people want to visit!

  42. Hi Indrani. Though I live in Bangalore I had not heard of this temple till I read articles about the British PM’s visit all over the local newspapers. I have been thinking of visiting it someday but postponing because it takes quite some time to reach Halasur from where I live. But this article came as a nudge. I m surely making a visit shortly. Loved reading your article, as always 🙂

  43. Danica says:

    Love the pictures! The temple shows so much history. Will include this on my bucketlist!

  44. Gel says:

    You noted how people outside the people tend to make the place a little noisy but glad that you also said the temple itself if serene and peaceful. Visitors of the place will surely still enjoy going there because of its peacefulness.

  45. We have been to Bangalore so many times but never been to this temple. Bangalore has some of the beautiful historical temples which are lost in the bustling IT city of Bangalore as we know today. Someshwara temple looks impressive and would love to make it next time we visit.

  46. Elisa says:

    Beautiful pictures! Did you understand why those prime ministers chose this specific temple amongst all the temples in Bangalore?

  47. Jerny says:

    That temple is the same as what I have found in Malaysia!

  48. been hearing great reviews about Bangalore! I really want to visit there. I am wondering if temples are same in other countries? I mean the Hindu temples? the gate of this temple is kind of similar to the ones o found in KL?

  49. am very happy to hear from this article………….yeah, british PM visited our temple….”proud to be an indian”

  50. Am equally not too far from Ulsoor.This weekends plan is set thanks to you.

  51. Lian says:

    I definitely have no words for this historical hindu treasure! I feel it’s such amazing to be able to find such a place and be able to attest it makes you feel something inside. I do believe all kind of beliefs is able to bring people together and that’s what it’s all about! I’ve been reading so much review about Bangalore, but it’s so good to be able to read such a good article!

  52. Wow what an incredible sight to see! I love visiting places that are rich in culture and history. The architecture and artistry in the building and carvings are magnificent. This will surely be added to my bucket-list. I love how you shared some background info about it, too. Thanks for sharing!