Someshwara temple at Haranhalli, Karnataka, is located 35 km north-east of Hassan.
The temple was built in 1235 CE by the Hoysala King Vira Someshwara. The Ekakuta (single shrine) temple stands on a platform called jagati, a common feature of Hoysala Architecture.
The shikhara (tower) over the shrine and Sukhanasi (vestibule) are highly ornamented and intact. The decorated outer walls follow later hoysala style, with two eaves running around – one below the other.
An amazing gem of Hoysala times!
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