The Someshwara sanctuary likewise spelt Somesha or Somesa, arranged in Kolar town of Karnataka state, India, is a resplendent fourteenth century Vijayanagara period Dravidian style development. Someshwara, another name for the Hindu god Shiva is the directing divinity in the sanctuary. The sanctuary is secured by the Archeological Survey of India as a landmark of national significance. As indicated by workmanship student of history George Michell, the general arrangement of the sanctuary looks like that of the Somesha sanctuary in Bangalore, aside from, this sanctuary is most extravagant in complete and detail.
The sanctuary is noted for its tall superstructure gopuram over the principle entrance mahadwara. The superstructure is worked of block and stucco. In spite of the fact that the two sanctuaries have an expansive open pillared mukhamantapa lobby prompting the sanctum garbhagriha, in Kolar the open mantapa has a focal corridor encompassed by a raised floor. A few fancy columns on the raised floor bolster the roof of the mantapa.
The primary hallowed place has a dravida south Indian style tower shikhara, a vestibule sukanasi that associates the sanctum to a naanga shut corridor which prompts the extensive pillared mukhamandapa. The sanctuary is encased by a sheltered divider prakara. At the frontal expansion of the corridor are four full length columns portraying riders on Yalis "legendary mammoths". A lavish Kalyana mantapa "marriage lobby" worked of stone, at the south-west corner of the complex, has columns with enhancing models in help.