Someshwara Temple is located on the banks of the Arabian sea and is around 13 km away from Mangalore. The temple is a pilgrimage center for performing Pitrakrayas.
Someshwara Temple: History
Someshwara Temple is also known as Shri Somnatha Temple. The temple is one of the “12 Shiva Kshetras” of India. This ancient temple has a history dating back to the days of the Ramayana. It is believed the Pandavas have worshipped here, and the temple Kund ( known as Gadha Tirtha ) was made by Bhim.
Who built Someshwara Temple?
The temple is first built by the Alupa Dynasty in the 10th century CE, and later renovated and maintained by the Cholas and the Vijayanagara Dynasty. The temple complex consists of smaller shrines dedicated to Shri Siddhivinayaka, Shri Gopal Krishna, Shri Janardhana, and Rakhteswari Devi. This temple is particularly known for performing the after-death rites of a departed soul.
Someshwara Temple: Temple Timings
Pooja Timings of Someshwara Temple are:
- 05:00 AM to 01:00 PM
- 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
- During the Annual Jathra, the temple will remain open for all 24 hours.
Someshwara Temple, Mangalore: Darshan Booking
There is no provision for advance online darshan booking. However, devotees can perform pujas and rituals in the temple. For the full list of Sevas with times and charges, visit the temple website – Shree Somanatha Temple, Someshwara, Mangalore
Accommodation in Mangalore
There are a number of hotels and other stay facilities available in Mangalore. Someshwara Temple is about 7 km from Mangalore city center.
How to reach Shri Someshwara Temple?
Someshwara Temple is near to major cities of Karnataka like Mangalore, Mudbidri, Karkala, and Puttur.
- Mangalore bus stand is near the temple.
- Mangalore railway station is about 13 km from the temple.
- The nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport (41 km)