Halasuru Someshwara Temple is placed in the community of Halasuru in Bangalore, India. The oldest temple within the metropolis dating again to the Chola duration, it is devoted to the Hindu god Shiva. Major additions or adjustments had been made at some point of the late Vijayanagara Empire duration under the rule of Hiriya Kempe Gowda II. In the "Gazetter of Mysore", Benjamin Lewis Rice describes a legend at the back of the consecration of the temple. Kempe Gowda, even as on a hunt, rode far far from his capital Yalahanka.
Being tired, he rested under a tree and fell asleep. The neighborhood deity Someshwara appeared to him in a dream and instructed him to build a temple in his honor the usage of buried treasure. In return the chieftain would receive divine desire. Kempe Gowda discovered the treasure and dutifully finished the temple. According to another model of the legend, King Jayappa Gowda from a minor dynasty of the Yelahanka Nada Prabhus became searching in a woodland close to the existing Halasuru place, when he felt tired and cozy below a tree.