There are three doors to the Someshwara temple. The high dividers of the Someshwara temple make it feel like a fort. It is a wonderful example of elite Chalukya craftsmanship and design. The vital god that is venerated in the temple is Lord Shiva. It is trusted that a fervent devotee’s wishes are satisfied here. Numerous little temples are encompassing this enormous temple. Every one of these temples additionally brags of rich engineering and figures that have been so conveniently cut. The temple is situated at Lakshmeshwar which is around 55 kilometers from Hubli. The temple was worked by the Chalukyas amid the twelfth century and a token of their dedication to Lord Shiva.
The temple’s corridor, Navaranga, entrance patio/Mukha Mantapa has excellent stone carvings. The delightful symbols of Shiva Parvati and Nandi have been flawlessly etched. The Badami Chalukyas of Deccan empowered workmanship and design is obvious in the artworks and craftsmanship structures of the temple. It was amid in 1050 – 1200 CE that the Gadag artistic expression was energized by King Someshwara I. around 50 temples were raised amid this period. Cut puppets of divine beings and goddesses have been etched delightfully in the temple.
It is trusted that the icons of Shiva, Parvathi, and Nandi were brought by a vigorous Shiva devotee from Saurashtra. Consequently, the temple is additionally alluded to as Saurashtra Someshwara. The temple has wonderful symbols of Chaturbhuj Ganapati and goddess Mahishasurmardini. There is a huge well behind the temple and the water of the well is utilized for pooja and temple activities.