Chola Temples Bangalore List 1035 AD

I have often stressed the fact that though there were fifty six kingdoms in India from ancient times, though there were wars between various kings, the culture was so advanced the Conquerors built temples, tanks and roads in the kingdom which they have won.

Someswara Temple Halasuru,Bangalore..image
Halasuru Someswara Temple.

People were not harassed as a general rule though there are exceptions as in the case of Vatapi, now in Karnataka, which was burnt down Narasimha Varma Pallava in his war against Pulikesin1 .

However the King’s of Tamil Nadu built temples and tanks in Karnataka.

The Hoysalas built temples in Tamil Nadu and Hoysala architecture had left an impression in Tamil Nadu Architecture.

Will be writing on this.

Many temples in Bangalore were built by Cholas, some of them dating back to 1035 AD.

I have written on the temple built by Rajendra Chola and Kukothunga Chola in Bangalore.

Here is a list of Temples built by Cholas in Bangalore.

1.Someshwara Swamy TempleAgara1500 years

2Someshwara TempleMarathahalli1508 AD

3Halasuru Someshwara TempleHalasuru, date to be ascertained.

4Someshwara TempleMadiwala1247 AD

5.Eshwara TempleKengeri1050 AD.

6.Chokkanathaswamy templeDomlur10th century AD

7.Mukthi Natheshwara TempleBinnamangala1110 AD

8.Kashi Vishweshwar templeKadugodi.Date to be confirmed.

9.Kaalikaamba Kamatheshwara TempleNagarathpet13th century AD

10.Vasantha Vallabharaya TempleVasanthapura.Date to be confirmed.

11.Dharmesvara TempleKondrahalli1065 AD.

12.Sri Madduramma TempleHuskur11th century AD.

13.Sri Ananda Lingeshwara TempleHebbal.Date to be confirmed.

Reference and citation.

6 responses to “Chola Temples Bangalore List 1035 AD”

  1. Hare Krishna. I am one of your regular readers in Bangalore. We have not met yet, but your posts are quite interesting and I have been sharing them in my timeline in Facebook (under the name Ramamurthy Venkateswaran). Looking at the Temples in Udupi Sri Krishna, and another Siva Temple just by the side of the famous Sri Krishna Temple in Udupi, I presume that there would been influence of Chera dynasty in Karnataka and similarly Hoyasala dynasty in Kerala, or whatever geographic distinction one might call them). I would be happy if you could throw some light on these as well and also the architectural styles of these temples. Hope to meet with you at some point of time and enlarging my horizon on a mutually convenient date/time. Hare Krishna. Ramamurthy Venkateswaran (; Phone: 0 90350 96549).


  2. Ramanan sir, Came across your blog just two months back. Amazing posts on various topics and makes a very interesting reading. Since then have been following your posts through face book postings. I have some doubts about the period and age related about our Santana dharma,s and Yuga. Will do some more study on your other blogs and will come back to you on this. Please keep up the good work to enrich the knowledge of the common folklore.


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  3. Sir , In Kodigehalli, (near Hebbal) Bangalore there is a AanjanEya temple which is also know as very old. If I could recall the stone scripture(unfortunately ignored by government) on the road in front of the temple shows that it was build buy old kings-men (I heard it to be “Chola King”) and the village(‘haLLi’) was gifted( koduge) to local leader /security head, so the name ‘kodugi halli’ which eventually became ‘KODIGE HALLI’.


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