Kurudumale is a village in the Mulbagal taluk, Kolar district of Karnataka state, India. It is located about 10 km from the mulubagal town, northerly. The giant, thirteen and a half foot sculpture of kurudumale Ganesha and the Someshwara temple of lord Shiva attract thousands of visitors from the surrounding states. This place was believed to be the place where Devas would descend from the heavens for recreation on earth.

Kudumale
Kurudumale
village
Someshvara temple at Kurudumale
Someshvara temple at Kurudumale
Kudumale is located in Karnataka
Kudumale
Kudumale
Kudumale is located in India
Kudumale
Kudumale
Coordinates: 13°07′N 78°13′E / 13.12°N 78.22°E / 13.12; 78.22Coordinates: 13°07′N 78°13′E / 13.12°N 78.22°E / 13.12; 78.22
CountryIndia
StateKarnataka
DistrictKolar
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Nearest cityBangalore
Another View of Kurudumale

There is another temple dedicated to Shiva called the Someshwara temple which is also situated in Kurudumale. The interesting thing about this temple is that it is built of a rock without any foundations. Another interesting thing is the architectural style of the temple; this temple is considered to be older than the Ganesha temple and was built during the Cholas period. Half of the temple has different style of carving, believed to have been done by artist Jakanachari and the other half is believed to have been carved by his son Dankanachari. The part of the temple supposedly built by Dankana's has statues and carvings which are more intricate and sophisticated.

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