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Old Madiwala Someshwara Temple, Bangalore

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Old Madiwala Sri Someshwara Temple located in Bangalore city also Bengaluru is dedicated to the deity Someshwara the Hindu god Shiva It is one among the oldest temples in the city and dates back to the Chola Empire period The temple belongs to the early 12th century1247 AD

The temple houses a "Swayambu" Shiva lingam in it Sanctum Sanctorum Shiva lingam formed by natural Rock Formation But unlike other ancient temples in Bangalore, this temple is in good shape and cared well by people around This shows the real strength people have in protecting our heritage without outside help It is very powerful and Ancient temple

Contents

  • 1 Inscriptions in Tamil
  • 2 Vengalur present day 'Veppur' Begur
  • 3 Tamaraikkirai present day Taverekere
  • 4 Special days
  • 5 Gallery
  • 6 References

Inscriptions in Tamil

Main article: Tamil Inscriptions of Bangalore

The Someshware temple at Madivala is one of Bangalore's oldest, dating back to the Chola period There are a number of Tamil and Grantha inscriptions on the outer walls of the temple The oldest of these inscriptions dates to 1247 AD talks about a land grants "below the big tank of Vengalur" by a Veppur modern Begur resident Other inscriptions also talk about other land grants including those done during the reigns of Ballala III and Rajendra Chola Another instrciption dated 1365 talks about land grand at Tamaraikkirai which translates to 'lotus pond bank' in Tamil, and according to HS Gopala Rao, Secretary of the Karnataka Itihasa Academy refers to the present day Tavarekere suburb

Vengalur present day 'Veppur' Begur

Begur is referred Veppur in the inscription It is to be noted that some of the Tamil words starting with a 'va' are pronounced in Kannada as 'ba'

Tamaraikkirai present day Taverekere

From inscriptions1365 AD, it is known that Taverekere was once called TamaraikkiraiTamaraikkirai meaning 'the banks of the lotus pond' in Tamil language

Special days

Maha Shivratri : Celebrated every year on Month of February in the Krishna Paksha waning moon of the month of Maagha as per Shalivahana or Phalguna as per Vikrama in the Hindu Calendar that is, the night before and day of the new moon

Pradosham : Occurs once in every 15 days and considered most auspicious by Shaivites, it occurs almost 2 days before either Amavasya black moonday or Pournima full moon day

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Chola Dynasty Temple" THE TIMES OF INDIA 
  2. ^ a b Iyer, Meera 20 July 2009 "Ancient temple; bustling junction" Bangalore Deccan Herald Retrieved 4 January 2015 
  3. ^ a b Srikumar, S 12 March 2014 Kolar Gold Field: Unfolding the Untold International ed Partridge Publishing p 57 ISBN 1482815079 Retrieved 18 January 2015 
  4. ^ Rice, Benjamin Lewis 1894 Epigraphia Carnatica: Volume IX: Inscriptions in the Bangalore District Mysore State, British India: Mysore Department of Archaeology Retrieved 5 August 2015 
  5. ^ a b "A Temple, God's Home, Is Even More Than That" HINDUISM TODAY Retrieved June 2013  Check date values in: |access-date= help
  6. ^ a b c "DeccanHerald" DeccanHerald 

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